Take a rain check

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Definition

to take a rain check on (an invitation): to postpone, not to attend, to decline (an invitation)
idiom
Thank you for inviting me for dinner, but I'll have to take a rain check. I can't come because I'm washing my hair.

Examples

  • "Listen, Harold I'm going to have to take a rain check on that one, I've got a date tonight, but I'll get the papers to you on the boxed set right away, we want to move on this as soon as possible."
  • "Philip : Sorry Edward, I'll have to take a rain check on that one."
  • "I'm afraid I'll have to take a rain check."

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