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reality check

noun

Simple Definition of reality check

  • : something which shows you that the real situation is different from what you believed or hoped

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of reality check

  1. :  something that clarifies or serves as a reminder of reality often by correcting a misconception

1960

First Known Use of reality check

1960

Rhymes with reality check


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