second bite of the apple


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second bite of the apple

A second chance or opportunity. Since a large percentage of her students failed the calculus exam, the teacher decided to give them a second bite of the apple by allowing them to take the test again.
See also: apple, bite, of, second
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Private-equity firms will back the company, which allows the owner to have a continued management role[ Most firms typically provide equity incentives for the business owner and his team and often will allow the owner to invest in the transaction going forward, providing him the opportunity for a second bite of the apple.
In addition, the larger JV partner would not be allowed to take a second bite of the apple by serving as a subcontractor.
Working with minority investors, who typically hold 30 percent to 49 percent of the company, might be the perfect solution because owners can cash out part of their equity for liquidity and diversification, and keep control to get a second bite of the apple on future profits.
Bogdanoff said the changes were intended to address concerns about providing crime victims with finality, and keeping defendants from "getting a second bite of the apple.
For his parents, who believed they had a second bite of the apple after his accident last Christmas, that bite was to prove to be so very small.
The court concluded that Associated "cannot now have a second bite of the apple.
In Europe everyone gets a second bite of the apple.
But we have to be happy that we are getting a second bite of the apple.
I cannot support the second bite of the apple," said Selectman Christopher Gagnon.