third time's the charm

third time's the charm

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

third time's the charm

Prov. The third time you try to do something, it will work. Jill: I've called Miriam twice, but she doesn't answer her phone. Jane: Try again. The third time's the charm.
See also: charm, third
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But you know what they say, third time's the charm. Watson found his niche there, and went from rudderless to rising star from then on.
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You know what they say - the third time's the charm," DeGeneres (http://www.oscars.org/press/pressreleases/2013/20130802.html) said in a statement.
A delighted Azarenka said: "Everybody says the third time's the charm but for me it is the fifth one and I'm just glad I got it.
Is it "if at first you don't succeed, try, try again?" Or, "the third time's the charm?" Or, "it ain't over 'til it's over?"
For Augusto and Aiza Forte, third time's the charm.