in the ball park

 Close to what was expected (baseball).
 ► “The result obtained with a specific heuristic can be considered ‘good’ (i.e., close to optimal) if that result is in the ball park of the result obtained through a maximally different method.” (Decision Support Systems, Aug. 1995, p. 313)

American business jargon. 2014.

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