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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 your opinions, ideas, or beliefs: The recent failure of so many internet businesses has provided a reality check for those who predicted huge profits.
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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