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Re: If at first you don't succeed, try, try again

Posted by Bob on March 17, 2007

In Reply to: If at first you don't succeed, try, try and try again posted by Frances Holdsworth on March 17, 2007

: what is the origin of the saying 'if at first you don't succeed, try, try and try again

You've got a couple of extra syllables in there to disrupt the rhythm. The usual formation of the cliché is " if at first you don't succeed, try, try again" If you go back one page, and use the Search box, you'll find previous discussions.