`ballpark figure’ or `ballpark estimate’

When you give someone a `ballpark figure’ or a `ballpark estimate’, you give them an approximate figure. In other words, you give them a rough estimate.

Examples: “There must have been 500 people at the party. That’s just a ballpark estimate.” * “How much do you think it’ll cost to go on a cruise? Give me a ballpark figure.”

Source: ‘Know Your English’ (The Hindu) – January 01, 2007

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