a ball-park figure

a number that is near the total; approximate figure
  

Fifty is a ball-park figure. It's close to our class size.


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  • ball-park figure — See a ball park figure …   English idioms

  • ball-park figure —  A quickly calculated estimate of costs.  ► “Thus, the result obtained with a specific heuristic can be considered ‘good’ (i.e., close to optimal) if that result is in the ball park of the result obtained through a maximally different method.”… …   American business jargon

  • ball park figure — Go to ball park estimate …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • ball park — n 1.) AmE a field for playing baseball with seats for watching the game 2.) in the (right) ball park informal close to the amount, price etc that you want or are thinking about ▪ Their estimate is in the right ball park. 3.) a ball park… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ball park — noun 1 especially AmE a field for playing baseball, with seats for watching the game 2 in the right ball park informal close to the amount, price etc that you want or are thinking about: Their estimate is definitely in the right ball park. 3 a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ball park estimate — AND ball park figure . a rough estimate. □ I can only give you a ball park estimate at this time. □ All I need is a ball park figure. Exactness comes later …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • ballpark or ball park — ball|park1 or ball park [ bɔl,park ] noun count a place where baseball games are played in the ballpark INFORMAL 1. ) not calculated exactly but within the correct general range: Eighteen thousand? That could be in the ballpark. 2. ) good enough… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • figure — I n. impression appearance 1) to cut a (fine) figure ( to make a strong impression ) 2) a conspicuous, dashing, fine, handsome, imposing, striking, trim figure (to cut a dashing figure) 3) a ridiculous, sorry figure person personage 4) a… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Ball State University — Motto Education Redefined Established 1918 (details) Type Public coeducational Endowment …   Wikipedia

  • Baseball park — A baseball park, baseball stadium, or ball park / ballpark is the field of play in the game of baseball and the spectator seating areas (if any) and any other features connected with it.The flexible rules about baseball fields (aside from the… …   Wikipedia


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