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be rained off

To be delayed, postponed, or canceled due to the rain. Primarily heard in UK. I was really looking forward to the football match this weekend, but it was rained off in the end. Spectators are to be aware that there will be no refunds issued if the event is rained off.
See also: off, rain
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SW Premier Cricket DIVISION ONE champions Bridgend Town will end their title-winning campaign with an away trip to Cardiff after their fixture at Ynysygerwn was rained off.
LANCASHIRE crashed out of the Royal London one-day Cup on after their final group game was rained off against Glamorgan at Emirates Old Trafford.
The South Africaborn batsman made the most of that no-ball to lead Glamorgan to their opening win in the competition after seeing their first match against Nottinghamshire rained off.
The duo played diligently despite the fact that it rained off and on during the session.
IRELAND have won the Dubai Tri-Series after their final match against Scotland was rained off yesterday.
COVENTRY'S fixture backlog gained another entry yesterday when their Elite League match at Belle Vue was rained off.
In the other group, heavy rain affected proceedings, but UWA Commoners managed to overcome Aberaeron in a bowl-out when their match was completely rained off.
The win gave Australia a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after the opening encounter in Port Elizabeth was rained off and the report added that the final match is in Centurion on Friday.
2 was rained off but organisers s declined to reschedule it to Centre Court after Novak Djokovic completed his match at 7.
FORRES boss Charlie Rowley last night played down fears his side's Scottish Cup clash with Rangers could be rained off.
The curse of the weather struck DTZ once again as their match with Wragge and Co was rained off.
All other matches in the Midlands/Wales/West group were off, games at Warwickshire and Worcestershire also rained off.
You play a game, win, then the next ones rained off.
I've been looking at the table, but, to be honest, we have had so many games rained off it's ridiculous.
THE phrase 'We're all in this together' has been bandied about a lot lately, usually by the filthy rich as they moan about being down to their last few WITH the first two days of last week's Test at Edgbaston rained off, the England and West Indian sides popped along to Cineworld Broad Street to watch the Ridley Scott sci-fi flick Prometheus.