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English definition of “rain check”

rain check

noun  /ˈreɪn ˌtʃek/ us  

rain check noun (TICKET FOR LATER)

[C] a part of a ticket to a game, activity, etc., that can be used later if bad weather prevents the original event from happening

rain check noun (DELAY IN ACCEPTING)

[C usually sing] an offer or request to do or get something at a later time than was originally intended: I’m busy now, but can I take a rain check on that cup of coffee?
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