give (someone) a second chance(redirected from give one a second chance)
give (someone) a second chance
To allow someone another opportunity to do something or to prove their ability or worth. I know I really messed up that last account, but please, give me a second chance! Although she was furious at John for his infidelity, she decided to give him a second chance. My professor gave me a second chance to complete my exams after she found out I'd been struggling with depression.
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