reality check

noun

Definition of reality check

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

First Known Use of reality check

1960


REALITY CHECK Defined for English Language Learners

reality check

noun

Definition of reality check for English Language Learners

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

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