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ballpark figure

Definitions

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  • noun idiomatic An educated guess or estimation within acceptable bounds.

Etymologies

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An allusion to the relatively large sort of venue in which baseball is played.

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  • Hmmmm.

    January 16, 2010

  • "At the UPS cargo phone center where I worked, a woman called and said, 'I need a baseball quote.'

    I immediately answered with Yogi Berra's famous 'It ain't over 'til it's over!'

    There was a brief moment of silence before the woman asked, 'What was that?'

    'You asked me for a baseball quote,' I responded, 'and that was the first thing that came into my head.'

    'Oh!' she replied. 'My husband told me to call and get a baseball quote.'

    I asked if she wanted to ship something, and she said she did. Then it dawned on me: 'Do you mean you want a ballpark figure?'"

    (found in cyberspace)

    January 16, 2010