do-over

noun
\ ˈdü-ˌō-vər How to pronounce do-over (audio) \
plural do-overs

Definition of do-over

: a new attempt or opportunity to do something after a previous attempt has been unsuccessful or unsatisfactory Art, unlike life, permits do-overs: the illusion that one can get things right with craft and persistence.— Kahn Man As for his pitch, Keaton's first try was in the dirt. He requested a do-over and fired one right down the middle.— Steve Rushin

First Known Use of do-over

1912, in the meaning defined above

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“Do-over.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/do-over. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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