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ACET: Idiom of the Day!!

Today’s idiom is To Take a Rain Check!

 

Has someone ever extended an invitation to you to an event or to do something with them but you wanted to decline politely? Well this is when you could use the phrase “I’ll take a rain check”.
The phrase originated in America in the 1800s when ticketholders to baseball games that were cancelled because of the rain, were given a “rain check” which enabled them to come back at another time for another game without losing money.
So next time somebody asks you to do something that you don’t really want to do, you can politely tell them “You’ll take a rain check”!

Hat tip to http://english.stackexchange.com for etymology of the phrase!


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