rain-off

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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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After two successive rain-offs at East London and East Park (Wolverhampton) recently, Coventry play host to Leicester at Hearsall Common (2pm).
He said after that meeting that his team had suffered after being unable to build up their confidence on the track due to the large number of recent rain-offs.
The team has been lacking in confidence after all the rain-offs we've had.
Back in 2009 we had 11 rain-offs and that crippled us.
When you look at the start of the season and your fixture list you always need to budget for three or four rain-offs, but it's been amazing this year and that's why we finished our league meetings at home so quickly.
Nobody could have predicted five successive rain-offs.
Newcastle captain James Grieves summed up his team's frustration when he said: "I can't even remember six rain-offs in a row and it's a horrible situation for both the club and the riders.
It was the Diamonds' sixth consecutive rain-off in 12 days, spread across five different tracks.
Speedway's Glasgow Tigers could be forced to fold at the end of the season following a run of financially disastrous rain-offs.
Every time we get a rain-off it costs us pounds 2000 because we still have bills and travelling expenses for our opponents.
Skipper Freddie Lindgren is desperate to get back in action after a string of frustrating rain-offs in the last week.
Said Lindgren: "It's been really frustrating because I've had four straight rain-offs and all I want to do is race.