Значение идиомы rain check

[rain check] {n.} 1. A special free ticket to another game or showwhich will be given in place of one canceled because of rain.

Whenthe drizzle turned into a heavy rain the manager announced that thebaseball game would be replayed the next day. He told the crowd thatthey would be given rain checks for tomorrow’s game as they went outthrough the gates.

2. {informal} A promise to repeat an invitation ata later time.

Bob said, “I’m sorry you can’t come to dinner thisevening, Dave. I’ll give you a rain check.”

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