Rain-cheque definition

Any voucher or note issued by a store to allow a customer to get a special or sale price later if an item is out of stock.
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(idiomatic) Any postponement, especially of an offer.

The Sternwoods have money. All it has bought them is a rain cheque. - "The Big Sleep", by Raymond Chandler.

Your son can't make it, he says he'll take a rain cheque. - "Rocky Balboa"

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Noun

Singular:
rain-cheque
Plural:
rain-cheques

Origin of rain-cheque