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rain check

noun
     
Related topics: Sport
rain check [countable]
1

take a rain check (on something)

informal especially American English used to say that you will do something in the future but not now:
'Care for a drink?' 'I'll take a rain check, thanks.'
2 American EnglishDS a ticket for an outdoor event, such as a sports game, that you can use again if it rains and the action stops

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