take a raincheck

Definition

Slang

  • verb to accept a postponement, put something off to a future date. An Americanism which entered international English in the mid-1970s. The raincheck in question was originally a ticket stub entitling the holder to entry to a ball game at some future date if the fixture is rained off.

Idiom of “take a raincheck”

postpone something, or keep it pending
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