third time's the charm

third time's the charm

Prov. The third time you try to do something, it will work. Jill: I've called Miriam twice, but she doesn't answer her phone. Jane: Try again. The third time's the charm.
See also: charm, third
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As they say, third time's the charm, and acting on the advice of well-meaning Chinese friends, I decided to try Ge Lai after giving birth to my third child.
They say that third time's the charm, but for Rosie O'Donnell, two will be enough.
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For the Oregon veterans, they're thrilled simply to have some consistency in a program that will feature its third coach in a year's time, with the hope that the third time's the charm.
Third time's the charm for Czech helmer Bohdan Slama, whose talent for locating the dignity in the downtrodden of his native Czech Republic 2is on moving display in widescreen drama "Something Like Happiness.
The third time's the charm when Hollywood's legendary tough guys and femme fatales collide once again in "The Film Noir Classic Collection Volume Three," debuting July 18 from Warner Home Video (WHV).