second bite at the cherry

second bite at the cherry

A second 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 second bite at the cherry by allowing them to take the test again. There will be no second bite at the cherry if we screw this up—it's our only chance.
See also: bite, cherry, second

a second bite at the cherry

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a second bite of the cherry

BRITISH
If you get a second bite at the cherry, you have a second chance to do something, especially something that you failed at the first time. We might, if we push hard enough, get a second bite at the cherry in two years' time. Note: You can also say that someone has another bite at the cherry or another bite of the cherry. Several senior England players keep bidding farewell only to come back for another bite at the cherry. Note: The phrase a bite at the cherry or a bite of the cherry is used in several different structures connected with attempting something. I've had two bites of the cherry. It was great because all the mistakes I made with the first one, I hope I haven't repeated. He contacted The Times to ensure that only the top news outlets got first bite at the cherry.
See also: bite, cherry, second
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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.
He said: "I was aggrieved that we didn't win the league, and we have used that as motivation in terms of saying that we maybe blew that opportunity, but now you have the second bite at the cherry.
Troy Deeney's 32nd minute shot went in off Paul Robinson as Blues afforded him a second bite at the cherry after a complete mis-kick inside the penalty area.
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.
Steven Notman's goal appeared to have taken the League 2 side into the next round, but an own goal from Michael Dunlop gave the Peterculter side a second bite at the cherry.
"The most important thing is that we're still in the cup and have a second bite at the cherry."
"So he gave them a second bite at the cherry. The lad (Sako) tried to take advantage and he missed it."
Does she represent his second bite at the cherry of love and happiness?
The Middlesbrough Swimming Club ace said her form and technique deserted her as she fell short, but she gets a second bite at the cherry when she competes in the 200m medley tomorrow.
"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.
Even a defeat would mean a second bite at the cherry, with a home tie against a lower-place side on September 20.
Evenadefeatwouldmeana second bite at the cherry, with a home tie against a lower-place side on September 20.
Another Conference side forced on the road to lower opposition for second bite at the cherry are Canvey Island, who were pegged back six minutes from time by Burnham, of Southern League Division One.