reality check


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reality check

n.
1. An assessment to determine if one's circumstances or expectations conform to reality.
2. An event that forces one to reassess one's expectations or one's understanding of one's situation.

reality check

n
an occasion or opportunity to consider a matter realistically or honestly

real′ity check`


n.
a corrective confronting of reality, in order to counteract one's expectations, prejudices, or the like.
[1970–75]
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Noun1.reality check - an occasion on which one is reminded of the nature of things in the real world; "this program is intended as a reality check for CEOs"; "after all those elaborate productions, I felt in need of a reality check"
juncture, occasion - an event that occurs at a critical time; "at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave"; "it was needed only on special occasions"
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