Definition of “rain check” - English Dictionary

(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 bad weather prevents the original event from happening

rain check noun (DELAY IN ACCEPTING)

[ C usually sing ] an offer or request to do or get something at a later time than was originally intended:

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)