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An opportunity to achieve something.
- ‘It's time for our annual review of court decisions from the past year - one last opportunity for a kick at the cat where I disagreed with the court and, much less fun, compliments where I think they got it right.’
- ‘Our guys would just like a kick at the can.’
- ‘The loft spaces are now condos, the families sold up and moved on, and new people are having a kick at the can selling different things to a different neighborhood.’
- ‘So, it's a fairly long, cumbersome process, and everyone gets a kick at the can.’
- ‘It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to take a kick at the cat.’
- ‘I kind of think certain players deserve a kick at the can in some respect, a chance, but you do have to earn it.’
- ‘My partner and I use VMWare, and we're already debating whether or not we should give VS a kick at the can.’
- ‘Every few years we are allowed to have a kick at the can to actually choose which privileged bastard will rule us.’
- ‘When he stepped down, Gillick said it was someone else's turn to ‘take a kick at the can.’’
- ‘Since 1967, all three major parties have had a kick at the can.’
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