rain check


rain check

noun

: a ticket given to people so that they can go to another event (such as a baseball game) if the one they were watching or planning to go to is canceled or stopped because of rain

: a promise to allow someone to buy or do something in the future because it is not possible to buy or do it now

Full Definition of RAIN CHECK

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)

Examples of RAIN CHECK

  1. The store offered rain checks when the sale items had all sold.

First Known Use of RAIN CHECK

1884

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