a kick at the cat



Idiom Definition

"a kick at the cat"

an attempt, try or turn

Idiom Definition - a kick at the cat

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - a kick at the cat

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: How are you doing with getting your computer fixed?

Friend 2: Not very well. I've been working on it for a couple of hours now and I can't fix it.

Friend 1: Do you want me to have a kick at the cat?

Friend 2: Yes, please. Give it a try. I could use the help.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - a kick at the cat

A husband and wife are talking ...

Wife: Did you mow the lawn?

Husband: Not yet. I can't get the lawn mower started.

Wife: When are you going to finish, then?

Husband: I'll take another kick at the cat after lunch and see if the lawn mower will start.





a kick at the cat - Usage:

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a kick at the cat - Gerund Form:

Having a kick at the cat means it is your turn to try something.


a kick at the cat - Examples:

1)  So take a kick at the cat and write the apt test to get into the military.

2)  She said " you only get one kick at the cat. " And it's true. You live but once.

3)  The death of Robert Steen gave him a second kick at the cat after a humiliating narrow defeat.

4)  Don't give up now. Take another kick at the cat.

5)  How many kicks at the cat are allowed?

6)  May I have another kick at the cat, please?

7)  He gets another kick at the cat because his last try didn't count.

8)  Sony gets another kick at the cat marketing its product.

9)  Try hard the first time because you don't know if you will get another kick at the cat.

10)  How many kicks at the cat do you need?

11) She tried several times but needed an other kick at the cat.

12)  Need help fixing your bicycle. Let me have a kick at the cat.

13)  I'll take a kick at the cat.

14)  John said he would like a kick at the cat.

15)  A person should be allowed another kick at the cat if the first try wasn't fair.

16)  Failed your driver's license exam. Just take another kick at the cat. You'll pass.

17)  How many kicks at the cat have you taken so far?

18)  How many kicks at the cat must cell phone providers be allowed before better regulations are enacted?

19)  Can you give me another kick at the cat. I didn't understand the first time.

20)  Did they give you another kick at the cat?