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The meaning of "take a raincheck"

" Take a raincheck "
Meaning:
An offer that is declined now but may be reconsidered later.
Example:
I can't go bowling tonight, I've work to finish, but I'll take a raincheck for next time.
Where did it originate?:
USA, 19th century. A reference to the tickets given at rained-off sports games to allow the customer to return at a later date.
Where is it used?:
Mostly USA.
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