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English definition of “take a rain check (on sth)”

take a rain check (on sth)

informal
used to tell someone that you cannot accept an invitation now, but would like to do so at a later time : Mind if I take a rain check on that drink ? I've got to work late tonight .Delaying and wasting time
(Definition of take a rain check (on sth) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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