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!
I’ve been studying English in ACET for 6 months. In my experience, having studied English in a couple of different schools so far, I would like to say ACET is the best language school. Teachers are all very friendly and such good listeners and all staff is super nice and supportive. They set up various cultural events such as finding eggs on Easter, playing card games with tea and putting on costumes on st.patrick’s day & Halloween. All extra activities are really fun and I think all these things make students feel like home. And I met many classmates who are very satisfied with their courses here and took another course again. So I highly recommend ACET as a perfect language school to study English in Cork, Ireland.