Also, in round figures. As an approximate estimate. For example, How much will the new highway cost, in round numbers? or In round figures a diamond of this quality is worth five thousand dollars, but it depends on the market at the time of selling. This idiom, which uses round in the sense of “whole” or “rounded off,” is sometimes used very loosely, as Thomas Hardy did in Far from the Madding Crowd (1874): “Well, ma’am, in round numbers, she’s run away with the soldiers.” [ Mid-1600s ]
Also see: ballpark figure
[in-ruhsh] /ˈɪnˌrʌʃ/ noun 1. a or pouring in. /ˈɪnˌrʌʃ/ noun 1. a sudden usually overwhelming inward flow or rush; influx
1. Immigration and Naturalization Service. 2. International News Service, a news-gathering agency: merged in 1958 with United Press to form United Press International. [in] /ɪn/ preposition 1. (used to indicate inclusion within space, a place, or limits): walking in the park. 2. (used to indicate inclusion within something abstract or immaterial): in politics; in the […]
- In sack cloth and ashes
[sak-klawth, -kloth] /ˈsækˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ/ noun 1. . 2. coarse worn as a sign of mourning or penitence. Idioms 3. in sackcloth and ashes, in a state of repentance or sorrow; contrite: She would be in sackcloth and ashes for days over every trifling error she made. /ˈsækˌklɒθ/ noun 1. coarse cloth such as sacking 2. […]
[in sahy-koo-lah sahy-koo-loh-roo m; English in sek-yuh-luh sek-yuh-lawr-uh m, -lohr-] /ɪn ˈsaɪ kʊˌlɑ ˌsaɪ kʊˈloʊ rʊm; English ɪn ˈsɛk yə lə ˌsɛk yəˈlɔr əm, -ˈloʊr-/ adverb, Latin. 1. for ever and ever.