third time's the charm

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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
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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