(orig. US) used in combs. below, all meaning approximately accurate.
(orig. US) a round figure for general estimation, assessment.
|Wall Street Journal 7 June 4: I gave them a guess of somewhere around $1.5 billion [...] I think they accepted it as a guess. I thought it was a ball-park figure.|
|Time 3 Nov. 50: His uniform’s cost? ‘Two thousand,’ said Elton. ‘But that’s just a ballpark figure.’.|
|Street Talk 2 169: I can only give you a ball park figure.|
|Rope Burns 17: Ballpark, I get first cut of the purse, 2 percent.|
|Stingray Shuffle 44: Just give me a ballpark of how long the wait is!|
|Lush Life 294: CP... CP one? CP five? Ballpark...|
(orig. US) approximately accurate.
|Current Sl. II:3 1: In the ball park, adj. Approximate but not exact.|
|Stand (1990) 796: We can make a pretty good guess that figure’s in the ballpark.|
|Pulp Fiction [film script] 13: Is it as bad as eatin’ her out — no, but you’re in the same fuckin’ ballpark.|