second bite of the cherry

second bite of the cherry

A second chance or opportunity. Primarily heard in UK. Since a large percentage of her students failed the calculus exam, the teacher decided to give them a second bite of the cherry by allowing them to take the test again.
See also: bite, cherry, of, second
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Although expected to complete the job at the first time of asking, the Spartans will get a second bite of the cherry tomorrow.
Julie Swan, the watchdog's executive director for general qualifications, said: "It is not fair to allow some students to have a second bite of the cherry by giving them a higher mark on review when the first mark was perfectly appropriate.
However, they get a second bite of the cherry after finishing in the top four and will take on St Helens at Headingley on Friday for a place in the semi-finals.
With Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement across the city after more than 26 years, it is almost like a second bite of the cherry for City but they are sacking another manager and will have to start all over again," he said in the (http://www.
However, a moment of Robin van Persie magic rescued them and it's hard to imagine United failing to take advantage of their second bite of the cherry.
O'Neill felt the tie was lost in Derbyshire on Saturday when Brakes led their lower-league opponents 2-0 at half-time only to allow The Nailers to get a second bite of the cherry.
But he was handed a second bite of the cherry and from the retaken set-piece fired straight under the wall and into the bottom corner.
Coogan said: "Alan has been off the TV for too long but he is even more excited than me about his chance to have a second bite of the cherry.
There is no second bite of the cherry, we have to win.
Second bite of the cherry will go to existing organic scheme agreement holders wanting to convert additional land.
One of the Union's main concerns is that the supporters of fringe parties then have a second bite of the cherry in influencing the outcome of the election.
Having said that, this is your second bite of the cherry.
With present pensioners this Government will be coming back for a second bite of the cherry as, had it not changed the rules when in power before, we would now be receiving pounds 150 instead of pounds 97 per week.
And for Karen, who has performed semi-professionally in the pubs and clubs of SouthWales since she was 15, the chance to break into the music industry is a second bite of the cherry - she was once offered a recording contract by the Dick James Music Company when she was 17 but declined the offer in favour of pursuing her dream of a career in health.
Webster was allowed a second bite of the cherry when he fired Burton level from a Lewis Young cornerkick in the 75th minute.