One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
- ‘Virgin Blue, Australia's second biggest carrier will get a bite at the cherry ahead of Singapore.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Governments need to get a bite at the cherry - they need to be able to have 80 per cent of what is currently possible.’
- ‘That is the problem I suppose, isn't democracy about everyone having a bite at the cherry?’
- ‘If you want the domain you should use every leverage you can to prevent anybody else having a bite at the cherry.’
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