do-over

noun \ ˈdü-ˌō-vər \

Definition of do-over

plural do-overs
: 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

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