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Definition of rain check noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    rain check

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  1. 1 a ticket that can be used later if a game, show, etc. is stopped or canceled
  2. 2a printed piece of paper allowing you to buy an item later at the same reduced price, because it is temporarily not available If the store is out of the brand on sale, don't forget to get a rain check.
  3. Idioms
    take a rain check (on something) (informal)
     
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    to refuse an offer or invitation but say that you might accept it later “Are you coming for a drink?” “Can I take a rain check? I must get this finished tonight.”
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: rain check