a kick at the cat

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a kick at the cat

An opportunity to do, try, or achieve something. Primarily heard in Canada. He might not have been elected to office this term, but he'll likely look for another kick at the cat in November.
See also: cat, kick
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John raged: 'I'm going to go home, have a kick at the cat and try to forget about it.
At WISC we try to time things to allow for a final, election wrap-up editorial a few days before the election, giving us one last kick at the cat.