Not until she landed the Coming book deal, that is, at age 26, which more or less required that she give it a whirl.
Next, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton gave it a whirl, turning it into a movie called Boom!
Suddenly a whirl of activity, Crist has watched his popularity crest.
late 13c., probably from Old Norse hvirfla "to go round, spin," related to hvirfill "circle, ring, crown," and to Old English hweorfan "to turn" (see whir). Related: Whirled; whirling. Whirlybird "helicopter" is from 1951.
early 15c., "flywheel of a spindle," from whirl (v.). The meaning "act of whirling" is recorded from late 15c.; figurative sense of "confused activity" is recorded from 1550s. Colloquial sense of "tentative attempt" is attested from 1884, American English.