another bite at the cherry

another bite at the cherry

Another 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 another bite at the cherry by allowing them to take the test again. There won't be another bite at the cherry if we screw this up—it's our only chance.
See also: another, bite, cherry
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However, he ran around in front, allowing favourite Clear Cut another bite at the cherry. The Irish raider was backed down to 1.11 on Betfair, but Chelsea Lad rallied just in time to get up on the line after being matched at 300.
But Cillian O'Connor's 68th-minute penalty goal and points from Andy Moran (2), Keith Higgins and Alan Freeman earned Mayo another bite at the cherry.
Because of the surreal arrangement that is the Super League play-offs, Huddersfield get another bite at the cherry next week, as do all the other top four teams, so defeat in the first round of the play-offs is not the end of one's season, but merely a prelude to another one sided and badly supported non-event.
It would be nice to think I might have another bite at the cherry as long as I am not born in Manchester.
The final straw came yesterday when the Crown forgot to cite witnesses to Edinburgh Sheriff Court and Sheriff Isobel Poole refused the prosecution another bite at the cherry.
A show insider said: "Brian Ormond, who presents You're A Star Plus, will be hoping for another bite at the cherry. And Brian Dowling has hinted that he'd love to present something in Ireland.
Cherry Sparkler produced a career-best effort when causing an upset in heat two, but ante-post favourite Dark Thunder did give himself another bite at the cherry, qualifying in third.
Well, this is what happened when some boyband rejects who didn't quite get their full 15 minutes of fame were offered another bite at the cherry.
The new system of a mini money-list from the Volvo PGA to the Scottish Open to make 15 extra places available was all well and good, but the likes of Jamie Spence - who made the cut at Loch Lomond, but did not finish high enough for an Open place and was unable to start the 36-hole qualifying on Sunday - were left in the lurch, while those who missed the cut got another bite at the cherry. And maybe the rule that makes past champions exempt until the age of 65 needs some attention.