rain check
noun Date: 1884 1. a ticket stub good for a later performance when the scheduled one is rained out 2. an assurance of a deferred extension of an offer; especially a document assuring that a customer can take advantage of a sale later if the item or service offered is not available (as by being sold out)

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  • rain check — ► NOUN N. Amer. ▪ a ticket given for later use when an outdoor event is interrupted or postponed by rain. ● take a rain check Cf. ↑take a rain check …   English terms dictionary

  • rain check — n 1.) take a rain check (on sth) informal especially AmE 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.) AmE a ticket for an outdoor event, such as a sports game, that you… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rain check — rain′ check or rain′check n. 1) an offered or requested postponement of an invitation until a more convenient, usu. unspecified time 2) cvb a voucher entitling a customer to purchase at a later date and for the same price a sale item that is… …   From formal English to slang

  • rain check — ☆ rain check n. 1. the stub of a ticket to a ballgame or other outdoor event, entitling the holder to be admitted at a future date if the original event is rained out 2. an offer to renew or defer an unaccepted invitation or offer 3. a coupon,… …   English World dictionary

  • rain check — noun 1. a promise that an unaccepted offer will be renewed in the future • Hypernyms: ↑promise 2. a ticket stub entitling the holder to admission to a future event if the scheduled event was cancelled due to rain • Hypernyms: ↑stub, ↑ticket stub… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rain check — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms rain check : singular rain check plural rain checks mainly American a) a piece of paper that you can use to buy something later that is not available at the moment b) a ticket for a sports game that you can use …   English dictionary

  • rain check —  A postponement. When an unscheduled conflict arises many Americans will apologize saying, “ I’ll have to take a rain check.” Businesses also offer rain checks to customers when they have run out of something. The rain check promises to allow the …   American business jargon

  • rain check — {n.} 1. A special free ticket to another game or show which will be given in place of one canceled because of rain. * /When the drizzle turned into a heavy rain the manager announced that the baseball game would be replayed the next day. He told… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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