单词 ballpark 指棒球场。表达 a ballpark figure 指一个粗略的估计或一个大概的数字。它常被用在会计、销售等领域。
Until I finish the calculations I can't be sure, but I think we made a profit of over $10,000,000 this year. But remember, that's just a ballpark figure.
How much is the new carpet going to cost? I know it depends on the material and shape of the room, but can you give me a ballpark figure?
Have you got a ballpark figure of the number of festival goers? We need to let the police know.
在财务往来中，短语 in the ballpark “在球场之内“形容数字大致合理或金额差不多能被接受。
“I'm prepared to offer you £3,000 for the car.“
“Well, that's in the ballpark, but not quite there. How about £3250?“
I put in a maximum bid of £500,000 but that wasn't even in the ballpark. It sold for 1.5 million.