Origin of rain check
Words nearby rain check
How to use rain check in a sentence
The glitchy first night — power problems, a producer explained to disappointed guests, sent home with a rain check — was corrected by the following evening.
In this cockamamie get-rich scheme, would they all issue an apology if he cut a check?
We try to avoid going away for too long, so we can check back in.
She came to sound check, that was the first time we ever performed it, and it was really cool.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll|James Joiner|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
To judge her acting abilities for yourself, check out her videos on YouTube for “Sex Shooter.”Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the History of ‘Purple Rain’|Jennie Yabroff|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
While the desk sergeant ran a background check, he was roughed up by another officer in the lock-up.
She set off down Trafalgar Road in the mist and the rain, glad that she had been compelled to walk.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
The riches of the unjust shall be dried up like a river, and shall pass away with a noise like a great thunder in rain.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Aristide again sought the message of the stars; but the sky was clouded over, and soon a fine rain began to fall.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
I say, my good friend, I have come all the way back to ask you how you were able to say that it would certainly rain to-day?
Now this morning I saw it put down for to-day Very pleasant, and I knew for sartin it would rain before night.
British Dictionary definitions for rain check
Other Idioms and Phrases with rain check
A promise that an unaccepted offer will be renewed in the future, as in I can't come to dinner Tuesday but hope you'll give me a rain check. This term comes from baseball, where in the 1880s it became the practice to offer paying spectators a rain check entitling them to future admission for a game that was postponed or ended early owing to bad weather. By the early 1900s the term was transferred to tickets for other kinds of entertainment, and later to a coupon entitling a customer to buy, at a later date and at the same price, a sale item temporarily out of stock.