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English definition of “rain check”

rain check

noun [C usually sing] (DELAY IN ACCEPTING)   /ˈreɪn ˌtʃek/
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?
(Definition of rain check noun (DELAY IN ACCEPTING) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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