Rubber Check

Meaning of Idiom ‘Rubber Check’ A rubber check is a check drawn on a bank account lacking sufficient funds to pay it. A rubber check will be a bounced check. Examples Of Use “If you keep writing rubber checks you’re going to get in trouble.” “Only accept cash from Mr. Rogers. He’s known to write rubber checks.” Origin … Read more

Rain Check

An American idiom in use since the late 1800’s. Also: Give a rain check Take a rain check Meaning of Rain Check A rain check is a promise that an offer that cannot be accepted now will be extended in the future. To take a rain check is to promise to accept the offer later, and to give a rain … Read more

Bounce A Check

Also: Write a Bounced Check. Bounced Check. Meaning of Idiom ‘Bounce a Check’ v. To bounce a check means to write a bad check or rubber check, which is a check written on an account which does not have the money to cover it. When a check is bounced, the bank returns the check without paying it. adj. A bounced … Read more

Blank Check

Meaning of Idiom ‘Blank Check’ To give someone a blank check means to give them full freedom or unlimited scope and authority to act as they see fit, especially in regards to the spending of money. This idiom is a less formal version of carte blanche. Examples Of Use “You can run your department the way you … Read more