Another shot at the applePosted: November 10, 2012
I heard this one from a good friend while he was teaching. He told the student, after answering the question incorrectly, “I’ll give you another shot at the apple.” This is a mash up of “another shot” and “a second bite at the apple”, both meaning a second try or chance. My guess is that the speaker, at the moment he said the malaphor, also had a mental picture of William Tell. Who knows what lurks in the subconscious?