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reality check

n.
An assessment to determine if one's circumstances or expectations conform to reality.

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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Here many voices were heard, as teachers from across the country stepped up to the microphone to ask probing "real-life" questions, answer each other's questions, provide reality checks, offer insights, crack jokes or whatever.