ballpark ball‧park [ˈbɔːlpɑːk ǁ ˈbɒːlpɑːrk] also ball park noun
1. ballpark estimate/​figure a number or amount that is approximately correct, though not exact:

• A spokeswoman said that the two ministers had discussed a ballpark figure for financial aid.

2. in the right/​wrong/​same ballpark used to say that an amount or price is approximately right, wrong, the same:

• Pricing is being left to each of the six manufacturers, but all are expected to be in the same ballpark.

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ballpark UK US /ˈbɔːlpɑːk/ noun [C]
be in the same ballpark — Cf. be in the same ballpark
be in the (right) ballpark — Cf. be in the right ballpark
ballpark UK US /ˈbɔːlpɑːk/ adjective [before noun]
a ballpark cost or figure is a number that is a guess, but that you believe is near the correct number: »

Do you have a ballpark figure of what the tax increases will be?


a ballpark estimate

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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