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English definition of “rain check”

rain check

noun [C]     US
a piece of paper that you are given by a shop when something that is advertised for sale at a certain price is not available . This piece of paper allows you to buy the product at the advertised price when it becomes available .Parts of shops, shop fittings and retail activities a ticket that allows you to see an event at a later time if bad weather stops that event from happening Tickets
(Definition of rain check noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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