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rain-off

An event that has been or will be canceled due to inclement weather. Primarily heard in UK. Spectators are to be aware that there will be no refunds issued in the event of a rain-off. I was really looking forward to the football match this weekend, but it turned out to be a rain-off.
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I watched mothers gently wiping the rain off photographs of their loved ones at their funerals.
We had a little bit of rain off and on, but the course was soft enough.
Twenty-seven British crew members were plucked from three yachts in separate air and sea rescue operations in fierce wind and rain off the Spanish coast yesterday.
Handymen at Dol-y-Moch had to construct cover to keep the rain off the artwork and the artists during heavy downpours.
New coloured buses, and a whole army of futuristic looking shelters at the bus stops to keep the rain off us.
Caring Harry yesterday showed what a little Prince he really is - by keeping the rain off the royals.
Those who were there recall The Beatles risking electrocution because promoters were too cheap to keep the rain off the stage.
If a tent has lost its waterproofing, the floor and fly - an outer tarp designed to keep rain off the tent - can be recoated with a water-resistant spray or wipe-on waterproofing agent.