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a bite at the cherry

A chance or opportunity. Jason heard about a new investment opportunity that has the potential to be very profitable. He definitely wants a bite at the cherry. Since a large percentage of her students failed the calculus exam, the teacher decided to give them a second bite at the cherry by allowing them to take the test again.
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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 .
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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.
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And should he prevail, the American is prepared to offer Fury a second bite at the cherry instead of facing his fellow champion at Wembley next spring.
And should he prevail the American is prepared to offer Fury a second bite at the cherry instead of facing his fellow champion at Wembley next spring.
If City need a second bite at the cherry a replay would be played between Tuesday 14 and Thursday November 16.
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.
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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.
COLWYN Bay will have a second bite at the cherry in their FA Trophy third round qualifying match against Altrincham, after the match was abandoned on 83 minutes with visitors Altrincham two goals to the good.
"The most important thing is that we're still in the cup and have a second bite at the cherry."
PORTVALE 0 GRIMSBY 0 FLOUNDERING Vale face a replay they didn't want after spirited Grimsby withstood late pressure to secure a deserved second bite at the cherry.
"We were runners-up, which is a great achievement in itself but we were a little disappointed not to win the title in the end, so this is like a second bite at the cherry.
Dr Philip Mayles, head of medical physics at the centre, said: "We only have one bite at the cherry when delivering radiation treatment so anything that helps us treat the tumour with more accuracy is going to benefit our patients.
Yet Lawrence will not be put off and is prepared to take another bite at the cherry today.
Now Schwarzer is looking for a third bite at the cherry - and a more positive outcome.
The Crues earned a second bite at the cherry in injury time when Scott Millar latched onto a knock down from Paul Muir to squeeze the ball past Stephen McCombe as he came off his line.
But he realised he was "so lucky that I've got a second bite at the cherry and with luck can make a full recovery."