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rain check

1. A ticket stub entitling the holder to admission to a future event if the scheduled event is canceled because of rain.
2. An assurance to a customer that an item on sale that is sold out or out of stock may be purchased later at the sale price.
3. A promise that an unaccepted offer will be renewed in the future: declined the invitation to dinner, but asked for a rain check.
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rain check

1. (General Sporting Terms) US and Canadian a ticket stub for a baseball or other game that allows readmission on a future date if the event is cancelled because of rain
2. the deferral of acceptance of an offer, esp a voucher issued to a customer wishing to purchase a sale item that is temporarily out of stock, enabling him or her to buy it at the special price when next the item is available
3. take a rain check to accept the postponement of an offer
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rain′ check`

or rain′check`,

1. an offered or requested postponement of an invitation until a more convenient, usu. unspecified time.
2. a voucher entitling a customer to purchase at a later date and for the same price a sale item that is temporarily out of stock.
3. a ticket for future use given to spectators at an outdoor event that has been postponed or interrupted by rain.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rain check - a promise that an unaccepted offer will be renewed in the futurerain check - a promise that an unaccepted offer will be renewed in the future
promise - a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
2.rain check - a ticket stub entitling the holder to admission to a future event if the scheduled event was cancelled due to rain
ticket stub, stub - a torn part of a ticket returned to the holder as a receipt
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(rein) noun
1. water falling from the clouds in liquid drops. We've had a lot of rain today; walking in the rain; We had flooding because of last week's heavy rains.
2. a great number of things falling like rain. a rain of arrows.
1. (only with it as subject) to cause rain to fall. I think it will rain today.
2. to (cause to) fall like rain. Arrows rained down on the soldiers.
ˈrainy adjective
having (many) showers of rain. a rainy day; the rainy season; rainy weather.
ˈraininess noun
ˈrainbow noun
the coloured arch sometimes seen in the sky opposite the sun when rain is falling.
ˈrain check: take a rain check
(American) (to ask) to do something at a later time. Thanks for inviting me to dinner, but can I take a rain check on it?
ˈraincoat noun
a waterproof coat worn to keep out the rain.
ˈraindrop noun
a single drop of rain.
ˈrainfall noun
the amount of rain that falls in a certain place in a certain time. We haven't had much rainfall this year; the annual rainfall.
ˈrain forest noun
a thick tropical forest in a region where it rains a lot.
ˈrain-gauge noun
an instrument for measuring rainfall.
keep/save etc for a rainy day
to keep (especially money) until one needs it or in case one may need it.
rain cats and dogs
to rain very hard.
the rains
(in tropical countries) the rainy season.
(as) right as rain
perfectly all right; completely well.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Taxes are not included and no rain checks will be offered.
The bargains are always limited and no rain checks, a fact I find annoying, but the early birds get the worms, and the rest spend the next month trying to catch up.
The Newcastle boss - who ended last term under fire - from sections of fans - will take a few rain checks before naming his team.
The offer for a free "Fling" is good for one day only, and rain checks will not be issued.
We will not offer rain checks but customers should know we will be refreshing our inventory on an ongoing basis," Walmart spokeswoman Sarah Spencer said in a (http://iphone.macrumors.com/) statement to MacRumours .
How to use rain checks to your advantage and not to fret that the store is out of the item is another.