A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 20, 2019
“Can someone give me a rough idea of how much a ball park would cost?”

The term “ballpark figure” means a rough amount. It doesn’t mean the rough amount of money that it takes to purchase a ballpark, but there are jokes.

“Can anyone give me a rough idea how much I would have to pay for a ball park?” was posted on Twitter by funny humour on February 20, 2010. “Can someone give me a rough idea of how much a ball park would cost?” was posted on Reddit—Oneliners on November 19, 2019.

“Ball park” is often written as “ballpark.” “Can anyone give me a rough idea of how much a ballpark would cost?” was posted on Twitter by marc lancaster on November 19, 2019.


Wiktionary: ballpark figure
Noun
ballpark figure
(plural ballpark figures)
1. (chiefly US, idiomatic) An educated guess or estimation within acceptable bounds.

Twitter
funny humour
@funnyhumour
Can anyone give me a rough idea how much I would have to pay for a ball park?
6:36 AM · Feb 20, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Sharpy
@PaulShakeySharp
Can someone give me a rough idea how much I would have to pay for a ball park?
9:23 AM · May 19, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Paul Rodger
@player112345
Can anyone give me a rough idea how much I would have to pay for a ball park?
5:34 AM · Sep 26, 2010·TweetDeck

Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
Can anyone give me a rough idea how much I would have to pay for a ball park?
4:33 PM · Feb 16, 2015·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—Oneliners
Posted by u/Onegodoneloveoneway November 19, 2019
Can someone give me a rough idea of how much a ball park would cost?
COMMENTS
BryanOfCorn
About 100 mil would be in the ball park.
ursppachulli
I can give you a ball park figure.

Twitter
marc lancaster
@LancasterMarc
Can anyone give me a rough idea of how much a ballpark would cost?
5:22 AM · Nov 19, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Alice Mills
@millsalice144
Can anyone give me a rough idea of what a ballpark costs?
5:29 PM · Nov 19, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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