Learner's definition of RAIN CHECK
1 : a ticket given to people so that they can go to another event (such as a baseball game) if the one they were watching or planning to go to is canceled or stopped because of rain 2 : a promise to allow someone to buy or do something in the future because it is not possible to buy or do it now
The store offered rain checks when the sale items had all sold.
She asked if she could have/take a rain check on the invitation for dinner. [=she said she wasn't able to come to dinner and asked if she could be invited again at a future time]
“Would you like to go to lunch with me?” “I'm afraid I can't today. Can I take a rain check?” [=can I go to lunch with you another day?]