Idioms: Reality Check

Idioms: Reality Check

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Idiom: Reality Check

Are a dreamer? Has anybody ever asked you to “get back to Earth?”

Let’s look at the idiom reality check. A reality check is an honest evaluation of what is true and what is possible. It means, to objectively consider the circumstances at hand, instead of getting carried away with potential circumstances or confused with things that might not be possible or accurate.


Adam: I need to buy a new car.

Bianca: What are you going to get?

Adam: Well, I was thinking about a sporty Italian car, like a Ferrari.

Bianca: Wow, time for a reality check! You can’t afford a Ferrari. That’s crazy.

Adam: You’re right, but I can dream.

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