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    (1) If somebody can explain to me the correct meaning of " to have the second bite of cherry". I have come across two contexts in one of which it conveyed the meaning of getting second opportunity. In another case, the meaning to the context was to hesitate to do something. Which is the correct meaning. (2) Who is a "street smart". (3) Who is a "sous chef" alongwith the pronunciation of "sous".

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    Re: second bite of cherry

    To me, it's a second chance.
    A person who is street smart is not easily fooled by people and is aware of the trickas and scams of urban life.
    'sous' means under, so it's an assistant chef

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    1 - as Tdol said. I'm interested to know where you found your 'hesitate' context. I can't think of one where it might seem to mean that. (Well, I can think of one, but it's very obscure and not worth the confusion it might cause - did the context involve cricket? If so, I'll say more.)

    2 - as Tdol said. It's worth adding that a similar phrase is 'street-wise'.

    3 - as Tdol said. But I'd add to his "'sous' means under, so it's an assistant chef" that 'sous' means under _in_French_ (as Tdol knows), and the phrase 'sous chef' was borrowed from French. The pronunciation is / su: /.

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    Oops- Bob, thanks for adding the 'in French' bit. <typing too fast>

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    Smile Re: second bite of cherry

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Oops- Bob, thanks for adding the 'in French' bit. <typing too fast>
    You are right with the "secondbite of the cherry". The "hesitant" context is with the phrase " Twobites at a cherry". Can somebody confirm this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rameshpahwa View Post
    (1) If somebody can explain to me the correct meaning of " to have the second bite of cherry". I have come across two contexts in one of which it conveyed the meaning of getting second opportunity. In another case, the meaning to the context was to hesitate to do something. Which is the correct meaning. (2) Who is a "street smart". (3) Who is a "sous chef" alongwith the pronunciation of "sous".
    In the US, it is "a second bite of the apple", but the meaning is the same -- a second chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    1 - as Tdol said. I'm interested to know where you found your 'hesitate' context. I can't think of one where it might seem to mean that. (Well, I can think of one, but it's very obscure and not worth the confusion it might cause - did the context involve cricket? If so, I'll say more.)

    2 - as Tdol said. It's worth adding that a similar phrase is 'street-wise'.

    3 - as Tdol said. But I'd add to his "'sous' means under, so it's an assistant chef" that 'sous' means under _in_French_ (as Tdol knows), and the phrase 'sous chef' was borrowed from French. The pronunciation is / su: /.

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    Why did you use under_in_French,Bob?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by rameshpahwa View Post
    (1) If somebody can explain to me the correct meaning of " to have the second bite of cherry". I have come across two contexts in one of which it conveyed the meaning of getting second opportunity. In another case, the meaning to the context was to hesitate to do something. Which is the correct meaning. (2) Who is a "street smart". (3) Who is a "sous chef" alongwith the pronunciation of "sous".
    Dear Teachers in the above quote is the use of preposition TO (following explain) correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shad View Post
    Why did you use under_in_French,Bob?
    Thanks

    The whole expression 'sous chef' is borrowed from French, Shad. I guess English cuisine is so simple that it doesn't call for an assistant!

    And on your more recent point, yes: "explain to me' is fine. I'd use it that way myself, although I've heard native speakers say things like 'Can you explain me this, then?'

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    Re: second bite of cherry

    Ok that's fine Thank you Bob

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