rain check

a ticket for future use given to spectators at an outdoor event, as a baseball game or concert, that has been postponed or interrupted by rain.
an offered or requested postponement of an invitation until a more convenient, usually unspecified time:
"Since you can't join us for dinner, we'll give you a rain check."
a ticket, coupon, or the like, entitling a customer to purchase at a later date and for the same amount a sale item that is temporarily out of stock.
Also, raincheck.
British Dictionary definitions for rain chex
rain check
1.  (US), (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.  informal take a rain check to accept the postponement of an offer

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rain check

noun phrase

A postponement or delay, with promise of renewal, of a sports event, dinner, party, date, receipt of a sale item at a store, etc


take a rain check

[1884+ Baseball; fr the ticket stub that permits one to see another baseball game if the game one has a ticket for is not played on account of rain]

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