We use this expression to say that it’s a good idea to try something.
You can use this phrase in ………… language.
A: Pete’s not at his office. Do you think I should call John? He might be there?
B: It’s worth a try. They often have meetings at this time.
A: It would be great to have a party for our department. Shall we ask the boss if the company would pay for that?
B: It’s worth a try. He might say yes.