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    Rain check

    Dear Teacher,

    "Can I take a rain check?" Please explain meaning of the sentence.

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    Re: Rain check

    Quote Originally Posted by Parabashi View Post
    Dear Teacher,

    "Can I take a rain check?" Please explain meaning of the sentence.
    Longman Dict.:
    take a rain check (on something)
    informal especially American English used to say that you will do something in the future but not now
    'Care for a drink?' 'I'll take a rain check, thanks.'

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    Re: Rain check

    The phrase "rain check" originated with American baseball. If the weather got bad, and it started to pour rain, the game was "rained out," or postponed, and rain checks would be issued to ticket holders. They could exchange these checks for tickets for the replacement game.

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