second bite of the cherry

second bite of 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 of the cherry by allowing them to take the test again.
See also: bite, cherry, of, second
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Mr Milligan said of his most recent offence: "He has indicated that this second bite of the cherry did not proceed particularly well."
"There were times I didn't think it would happen in my playing career, but there was feeling in the dressing-room before the (Armagh) game that we'd got a second bite of the cherry.
However, Turley's header from Dale Gordon's free-kick denied Blyth the second bite of the cherry manager Armstrong felt they deserved.
Ofqual will toughen its stance on appeals to prevent some students getting a "second bite of the cherry" if they are unsatisfied with their initial mark at GCSE and A-level.
However, they get a second bite of the cherry after finishing in the top four and will take on St Helens at Headingley on Friday for a place in the semi-finals.
"With Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement across the city after more than 26 years, it is almost like a second bite of the cherry for City but they are sacking another manager and will have to start all over again," he said in the (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/manchester-city/10052442/Roberto-Mancini-will-pay-ultimate-price-for-failing-to-build-on-Manchester-Citys-title-success.html) Telegraph .
However, a moment of Robin van Persie magic rescued them and it's hard to imagine United failing to take advantage of their second bite of the cherry.
O'Neill felt the tie was lost in Derbyshire on Saturday when Brakes led their lower-league opponents 2-0 at half-time only to allow The Nailers to get a second bite of the cherry.
But he was handed a second bite of the cherry and from the retaken set-piece fired straight under the wall and into the bottom corner.
Coogan said: "Alan has been off the TV for too long but he is even more excited than me about his chance to have a second bite of the cherry. Alan feels the second decade of the millennium is the right time."
"There is no second bite of the cherry, we have to win.
Second bite of the cherry will go to existing organic scheme agreement holders wanting to convert additional land.
One of the Union's main concerns is that the supporters of fringe parties then have a second bite of the cherry in influencing the outcome of the election.
Having said that, this is your second bite of the cherry. You'll go to a young offenders' institution for three years."