Meaning of “another/a second bite at/of the cherry” in the English Dictionary

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"another/a second bite at/of the cherry" in British English

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another/a second bite at/of the cherry

UK another opportunity to do something:

He missed a medal in the 100 metres, but will get a second bite of the cherry in the 400 metres.

(Definition of “another/a second bite at/of the cherry” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)