Origin of reality check
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How to use reality check in a sentence
She's absolutely someone I'd marry, and I just needed a big reality check to grow up and take it seriously.
This year’s American showcase at the Venice architecture biennial offers a reality check to United States’ bombastic self-image.
We begin with a reality check on American history from senior correspondent Janell Ross, who argues that the country is stuck in a pattern of talking about racial inequality but doing little to solve it.The Story Behind TIME’s First-Ever BIPOC-Led Issue|Lucy Feldman|May 13, 2021|Time
He did caution, though, that our expectations of what polling can — and can’t — do probably need a reality check.Why Was The National Polling Environment So Off In 2020?|Geoffrey Skelley (firstname.lastname@example.org)|February 23, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Whether it’s a solution or a reality check, I’m open to any suggestions.My boss’s writing is full of errors, and I want to help her improve|Karla Miller|February 18, 2021|Washington Post
But if Democrats are faced with the reality of a glut of qualified candidates, Republicans are assembling more of a fantasy team.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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.
That is a reality that still eats at Grace Castro and Yvonne Lozoya.
His hero, Bruce Springsteen, is a gazillionaire, but he still manages to come across as a regular guy, so perception is reality.
The intensity of his sensations seemed inexplicable, unless some reality, some truth, lay behind them.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
With less intelligent children traces of this tendency to take pictorial representation for reality may appear as late as four.Children's Ways|James Sully
Thus they become accustomed to act as christians, to become so in reality in his time.
"Very well," said the other, handing him a check for twenty-five dollars as a retainer, and straightway left the office.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
Isaacson thought what the world would say, and suddenly he knew the reality of his affection for Nigel.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for reality check
Other Idioms and Phrases with reality check
An assessment to determine if one's circumstances or expectations conform to reality, as in Time for a reality check—wasn't this supposed to be a money-making enterprise? [Slang; second half of 1900s]