take a raincheck

vb
to accept a postponement, put some-thing off to a future date. An American-ism which entered international English in the mid-1970s. The raincheck in question was originally a ticket stub entitling the holder to entry to a ball game at some future date if the fixture is rained off.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • take a raincheck — ( ● rain …   Useful english dictionary

  • take a raincheck —    If you take a rain check, you decline an offer now, suggesting you will accept it later. ( Raincheck is also used.)   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • take a raincheck — (Slang) postpone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • raincheck — /ˈreɪntʃɛk/ (say raynchek) noun 1. US a ticket for future use given to spectators at a baseball game, sports meeting, etc., which has been stopped by rain. 2. an undertaking by a retailer to supply a customer with a product currently out of stock …   Australian English dictionary

  • raincheck — rainˈcheck noun (US) A ticket for future use given to spectators when a game or a sports meeting is cancelled or stopped because of bad weather (take a raincheck (on) (informal; orig US) to promise to accept an invitation (for) at a later date) • …   Useful english dictionary

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  • 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

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