Shoot your shot is a phrase, motivating people to take action in order to achieve their desires, when the opportunity presents itself.
In most cases, it is used in context, related to relationship aspirations, motivating people to take matters in their hands and approach their crush.
The term shot was first used as a word for an attempt during the 18th century, and “Give it a shot” had been an idiom in the English language for quite a while.
The phrase first appeared in the title of the 1982 song of the famous performance artist Divine.
The song later appeared on her 1983 album Jungle Jezebel and later on her compilation album The Story So Far.
The song became a massive hit in the Netherlands, peaking as the #3 song and remained on the top 40 chart of the country for about 10 weeks.
The phrase started to be prevalent in modern contexts in 2015, with it appearing on various platforms from social media, like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to Reddit.
“Shoot your shot” appeared on Urban Dictionary in 2015 for the first time.