the third time is the charm

idiom

US
used to say that two efforts at something have already failed but perhaps the third will be successful

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Recent Examples on the Web If the third time is the charm, prepare to be charmed when Thursday’s CPI report for September is released at 8:30 am ET. Elisabeth Buchwald, CNN, 11 Oct. 2023

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“The third time is the charm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20third%20time%20is%20the%20charm. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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