Mulligan meaning

mŭlĭ-gən
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A second chance.

Don't do poorly in your first interview; you won't get a mulligan.

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A golf shot not counted as part of the score, granted sometimes in informal play after a poor shot is made, especially from the tee.
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(golf) In informal play, a second shot given to a golfer as a substitute for a poorly played shot, for which the golfer is not charged an additional stroke.

To take a mulligan.

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Mulligan stew.
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(golf) An unpenalized chance to re-take a stroke that went awry.

If you lose your drive in the water, take a mulligan and try again.

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Origin of mulligan

  • Probably from the name Mulligan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition