rain check

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rain check / ˈrānˌchek/ (also rain·check) • n. a ticket given for later use when a sports event or other outdoor event is interrupted or postponed by rain. ∎  a coupon issued to a customer by a store, guaranteeing that a sale item that is out of stock may be purchased by that customer at a later date at the same reduced price.PHRASES: take a rain check said when politely refusing an offer, with the implication that one may accept it at a later date: I can’t make it tonight, but I’d like to take a rain check.