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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 59. The noun phrase today is

  • ballpark figure. You know, like a like in a baseball game. That's a ballpark. Okay.

  • So let's take a look at the note here. A ballpark figure is an approximate

  • estimate or a guess at an amount. Yeah . We do use it a lot . Like any time you're

  • having somebody fix something. You're like , maybe you took your car in and

  • the mechanic says well, you need a new engine. You say yeah well how much is that

  • going to cost and he says well I won't really know until the job is done. And

  • you might say, well can you give me a ballpark figure ? Something like that.

  • That's the way it's used. So let's continue with the note here. This noun

  • phrase comes from another phrase' in the ballpark ." Which, which means something is

  • in the close area of real value. Therefore a ballpark figure was a close

  • estimate. Okay. Yeah so again you think you know like maybe if you want somebody

  • to offer you money. You know, and it's still not enough, well you're in the

  • ballpark, but I still want more. You know, in the ballpark means. You're getting

  • close, you're getting close. So let's look at a couple of examples here. Example

  • number one. How much money would it take to start up business like that ? Give me a

  • ballpark figure ? That's just the way we would use it. Or number two. If I were to

  • put this antique up for auction, what kind of money do you think it could

  • fetch ? You know, what could it sell for how much could I get for it ? Give me a

  • ballpark figure you know, because maybe you know you'll decide whether you might

  • think about actually selling it now or later or or maybe you're just really

  • interested in you know knowing what the what the value might be. Or a guess at

  • it anyway. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for your time.

  • Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 59. The noun phrase today is

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