A bite at the cherry - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
a bite at the cherry
a bite at the cherry an attempt or chance to do something.
This phrase is often used in the negative, to express the idea that you will not get a second chance (a second bite at the cherry ). If you take two attempts to do something, especially some quite small task, this is taking two bites at the (same ) cherry or another bite at the cherry .
a bite at/of the ˈcherry (also a second/another bite at/of the ˈcherry) (British English) an opportunity to do something, or a second attempt at doing something, especially something you have failed to do earlier: They all wanted a bite of the cherry. ♢ We’ve lost that contract with the German firm and we probably won’t get another bite at the cherry.