rain check Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"rain check" in British English

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rain checknoun [C]

uk   us   US
a ​piece of ​paper that you are given by a ​shop when something that is ​advertised for ​sale at a ​certainprice is not ​available. This ​piece of ​paperallows you to ​buy the ​product at the ​advertisedprice when it ​becomesavailable. a ​ticket that ​allows you to ​see an ​event at a ​latertime if ​badweatherstops that ​event from ​happening
(Definition of rain check from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rain checknoun

 us   /ˈreɪn ˌtʃek/

rain check noun (TICKET FOR LATER)

[C] a ​part of a ​ticket to a ​game, ​activity, etc., that can be used ​later if ​badweatherprevents the ​originalevent from ​happening

rain check noun (DELAY IN ACCEPTING)

[C usually sing] an ​offer or ​request to do or get something at a ​latertime than was ​originallyintended: I’m ​busy now, but can I take a rain check on that ​cup of ​coffee?
(Definition of rain check from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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