Here’s my try
Think of a situation where someone is putting their best foot forward on a task that may seem challenging. They might prefix their effort with HMT (here’s my try). It essentially indicates that the person has done their best, even if they’re not too sure about the results. For instance, “HMT: 2 + 2 = 4”.
More often than not, the usage of HMT could point towards the user’s lack of confidence about their attempt. It’s like a subtle disclaimer that they’ve tried their best, but the outcome might not be up to the mark.
Let’s say you asked your friend, who isn’t particularly good at art, to sketch a tiger. They might send you their best attempt at the drawing, even if the tiger is barely recognizable. Along with the sketch, they might throw in an ‘HMT’ to express their uncertainty about the quality of their work.
Example for using ‘HMT’ in a conversation
Hey, do you know the answer to this math question? 2 + 2 = ?
Nice try! I knew it was a tricky one.
Haha, thanks! I’m not the best at math, but I gave it my best shot.
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