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reality check

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreality checkreˈality ˌcheck noun [countable usually singular] informal 🔊 🔊 an occasion when you consider the facts of a situation, as opposed to what you would like or what you have imagined 🔊 It’s time for a reality check. The Bears aren’t as good a team as you think.
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reality checkSuch feedback can be valuable as a reality check and provide you support when you actually implement your plan.Your accountant can do a reality check on your projections.Mayor, why don't you drive around and get a reality check?I needed-what do they call that?-a reality check.Well, the first loss to Kentucky in 75 years and an imminent losing season is bringing forth a rude reality check.
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