Definition of a bite at the cherry in English:

a bite at the cherry

phrase

British
  • An attempt or opportunity to do something:

    ‘the team had victory snatched from their grasp, and could well have had their last bite at the cherry’
    • ‘Yes of course we're going to buy it but a demo gives us a bite at the cherry a few days/weeks or whatever before we grab it off the shelves.’
    • ‘Displayed at the Stafford show early in 2005, the new owner couldn't make a go of it and Paul quickly got another chance of a bite at the cherry.’
    • ‘Virgin Blue, Australia's second biggest carrier will get a bite at the cherry ahead of Singapore.’
    • ‘If you want the domain you should use every leverage you can to prevent anybody else having a bite at the cherry.’
    • ‘That is the problem I suppose, isn't democracy about everyone having a bite at the cherry?’
    • ‘I am concerned that there is such legislative progress in this House that the Assembly does not get much of a bite at the cherry.’
    • ‘Governments need to get a bite at the cherry - they need to be able to have 80 per cent of what is currently possible.’