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kick at the cat



kick at the cat (plural kicks at the cat)

  1. Alternative form of kick at the can
    • 2011, Michael Bowen, Shoot the Lawyer Twice: A Rep & Melissa Pennyworth Mystery
      Because it was a defense motion and the judge ruled on a question of law rather than fact, Finnegan can get another kick at the cat. All he has to do is convince the Court of Appeals that attempted rape is piracy if you try it on a ship.