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reality check

noun [C]  us   /riˈæl·ɪ·t̬i ˌtʃek/
an occasion when someone must consider the unpleasant truth about something rather than trying to ignore it: The disappointing results of the last election were a reality check for the Republicans.
Translations of “reality check”
in Chinese (Traditional) 面對現實, 反思現實…
in Chinese (Simplified) 面对现实, 反思现实…
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