What is the origin of the phrase "I'll take a rain check"?
#42974. Asked by supermary345. (Jan 03 04 9:53 AM)
Back in the days before baseball stadiums had roofs, tickets to baseball games had a counterfoil entitling the bearer to see another game if the one for which the ticket was purchased was cancelled because of rain. That counterfoil, or receipt, was a rain check.
Jan 03 04, 10:14 AM
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