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reality check

An assessment to determine if one's circumstances or expectations conform to reality, as in Time for a reality check-wasn't this supposed to be a money-making enterprise? [Slang; second half of 1900s]
See also: check, reality
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A reality check serves the important purpose of helping to minimize the gap by confronting the real and psychological issues in advance.
You could say that it was a reality check," he said.
Reality check You and the sis have to live under the same roof, so waging a back-and-forth battle isn't the best game plan.
The flag appears in various forms seemingly to remind us that America's black people remain the conscience of the nation, consistently forcing it to look at itself in the mirror, providing a reality check to see if the image projected to the world is credible, or just the figment of a patriotic imagination.
And Public Agenda's annual Reality Check surveys show that almost half of high school students, 49 percent, say teachers spend more time trying to keep order in class than teaching.
Reality Check studies relationships and the pair were given a hand by expert Kate Marlow to resolve their differences.
Founded in the Silicon Valley in 1979, the firm's "revenue-increasing" services include: reality check customer research, web site analysis and usability design, marketing and sales automation analysis and improvements, marketing strategy and plans, writing services and writing instruction, staff education, revenue coaching for company leaders, and revenue reengineering.
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In "Report from Havana: Time for a Reality Check on U.
But Wall Street's upheavals and the daily financial trauma of lowered corporate expectations will undoubtedly be felt here as corporate America faces a reality check.
As the industry approaches the millennium, it needs a reality check and a wake-up call.
Run a reality check on the following assertions, often trumpeted by client/server's more fanatical adherents.
Under the management of the Mohegan Gaming Advisors, the cross-marketing opportunities continue to grow as Mohegan Sun brings its extremely popular Reality Check events to Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
Reality Check, an interactive video campaign, is designed to empower girls (Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts) to share the realities of their lives.
FRANCE 33 IRELAND 10 GORDON D'Arcy admits Ireland face a week of soulsearching after being issued with a brutal reality check in the rout by France.