ballpark figure

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An educated guess or estimation within acceptable bounds.

Etymology:

  • Perhaps from the fact that, although baseballs are seldom hit out of the ballpark, they may still land anywhere within a large area.
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No more stalling. Give me a ballpark figure of our projected losses.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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Ballpark FigureTo give a rough estimate or an idea of anything
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