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The literal meaning, "wants to know it again", does not fit the context.

What does the phrase mean?

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Closest might be „meet a challenge once again“. If for example German chancellor Angela Merkel is applying for chancelorship again after 2 terms of office the papers might write „Sie will es noch einmal wissen“. It includes the question: Am I still good enough to make it? (That's what she wants to find out.) However it actually isn't used if you really doubt it.

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  • I wound two other translations: ...wanted to give it a try once again and ...still had something to proove. They don't fit perfectly, but the right meaning lies somewhere between them.
    – RoyPJ
    Nov 23, 2017 at 8:42
  • „… wanted to give it a try once again“ sounds too vague and at the same time too complicated in my ears, while „…still had something to prove“ is closer but not quite it – sounds more like a youngster who has to impress the world rather than the veteran that wants to challenge their fate agein.
    – Ulrich
    Nov 23, 2017 at 20:14
  • That's what I meant, they are not correct, but go in the right direction.
    – RoyPJ
    Nov 24, 2017 at 8:31
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One way to say this is: Merkel will go for it again.

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  • Better: Merkel is going for it again
    – PiedPiper
    Nov 23, 2017 at 16:22

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