rain check Meaning in Cambridge Learner Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "rain check" - Learner English Dictionary

See all translations

rain check

noun [C]
 
 
BUYING US a piece of paper that allows you to buy something at a low price although that thing is now being sold at a higher priceValue and price decreases
SPORTS US a ticket that allows you to see an event at a later time if bad weather stops that event from happeningTickets
take a rain check on sth something you say when you cannot accept someone's invitation, but would like to do it at a later time: I'm busy now, but can I take a rain check on that cup of coffee?Delaying and wasting time
(Definition of rain check from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “rain check” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
child benefit

money received regularly by families from the government to help pay for the costs of taking care of children

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More