third time's a charm

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third time's a charm

The belief or hope that the third attempt at something will be successful. Primarily heard in US. I've already failed this test twice already, so hopefully the third time's a charm. A: "Try turning the generator on again." B: "OK, here we go. Third time's a charm!"
See also: charm, third
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