third time lucky

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third time lucky

The belief or hope that the third attempt at something will be successful. Primarily heard in UK. I hope to make it third time lucky after failing this test twice already!
See also: lucky, third, time

third time lucky

after twice failing to accomplish something, the third attempt may be successful.
Third time lucky has been proverbial since the mid 19th century; a US variant is third time is the charm .
See also: lucky, third, time

third time ˈlucky

(American English also third time is the ˈcharm) used when you have failed to do something twice and hope that you will succeed the third time: I missed again! Oh well, third time lucky!
See also: lucky, third, time
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Sent to Lyons' yard, he made it third-time lucky for his new team when scoring at Gowran last June but he failed to really build on that when upped in class and returned to Botti in 2016.
JAMIE MOORE yesterday backed Queen Mother Champion Chase favourite Sire De Grugy to make it third-time lucky at Cheltenham next week.
CHAMPION Court will try to make it third-time lucky at Cheltenham this season as he lines up in tomorrow's Cheltenham Pony Club Raceday Novices' Chase.
ALAN SOLOMONS has called on his new-look Edinburgh squad to make it third-time lucky when they face Ospreys tonight.
The George Margarson-trained three-year-old has twice been placed at the seaside venue and can make it third-time lucky off what looks a workable mark.
RICHARD PHILLIPS hopes recent recruit Pak Jack can make it third-time lucky over the Grand National fences when he lines-up for the totesport.
IT WAS third-time lucky for Richard Millichap and his dog Dewi Tweed last week.
The Compton Place filly was well backed to make it third-time lucky in the Warwick opener, but found trouble in running when trying to make ground heading into the final two furlongs.
It's ironic that I'm now blocking Lincoln's chances but I'm hoping it will be third-time lucky for me.
Murray has beaten Henman in Toronto and Cincinnati already this year, but the 31-year-old is hoping to make it third-time lucky at the Thailand Open in Bangkok today.