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

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reality checknoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
an ​occasion that ​causes you to ​consider the ​facts about a ​situation and not ​youropinions, ​ideas, or ​beliefs: The ​recentfailure of so many internet ​businesses has ​provided a ​realitycheck for those who ​predictedhugeprofits.
(Definition of reality check from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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reality checknoun [C]

 us   /riˈæl·ɪ·t̬i ˌtʃek/
an ​occasion when someone must ​consider the ​unpleasanttruth about something ​rather than ​trying to ​ignore it: The ​disappointingresults of the last ​election were a reality check for the Republicans.
(Definition of reality check from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “reality check”
in Chinese (Simplified) 面对现实, 反思现实…
in Chinese (Traditional) 面對現實, 反思現實…
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