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Ball park figure? #1 (permalink) Tue Nov 16, 2004 14:07 pm   Ball park figure?
 

Test No. incompl/inter-60 "Cliches", question 6

We don't know precisely how much it will cost but I could give a ......... figure of 6 million dollars.

(a) ball field
(b) ball place
(c) ball park
(d) ball game

Test No. incompl/inter-60 "Cliches", answer 6

We don't know precisely how much it will cost but I could give a ball park figure of 6 million dollars.

Correct answer: (c) ball park

Your answer was: incorrect
We don't know precisely how much it will cost but I could give a ball game figure of 6 million dollars.
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We don't know precisely how much it will cost but I could give a ball park figure of 6 million dollars

whats the meaning of ball park

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Ballpark figure #2 (permalink) Tue Nov 16, 2004 14:37 pm   Ballpark figure
 

A ballpark figure is a rough figure, an estimated amount.

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Ballpark no ball park #3 (permalink) Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:29 am   Ballpark no ball park
 

.... so there is a spelling mistake in the answers (ball park).

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Ballpark no ball park #4 (permalink) Sat Dec 17, 2005 11:54 am   Ballpark no ball park
 

katarzyna wrote:
.... so there is a spelling mistake in the answers (ball park).

Regards :)

Hi,
It will be interesting if you tell us about the origin of these idioms and phrases.
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Definition of ballpark #5 (permalink) Sun Dec 18, 2005 6:06 am   Definition of ballpark
 

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No spelling mistake, Katarzyna, but it is normally written as one word, ballpark.

Ballpark: "baseball stadium," 1899, from (base)ball + park. Fig. sense of "acceptable range of approximation" first recorded 1960, originally referring to area within which a spacecraft was expected to return to earth; the reference is to broad but reasonably predictable dimensions.

(courtesy of the Online Etymological Dictionary)
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Ball park figure? #6 (permalink) Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:01 am   Ball park figure?
 

a rough figure= an approximate figure?

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Ball park figure? #7 (permalink) Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:39 am   Ball park figure?
 

Yes.
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