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9. a ballpark figure → all hat no cattle

a ballpark figure → all hat no cattlea ballpark figure → all hat no cattle  a ballpark figure: Could you give me a ballpark figure of today’s total sales?

a bitter pill to swallow (a fact that is unpleasant or painful, but must be accepted)

a day late and a dollar short (too late to be useful)

a dime a dozen: Good guitar players are a dime a dozen here, but it’s much harder to find a good singer.

all at sea (confused and not knowing what to do): I’m all at sea with my new job.

bets are off informal (the outcome is uncertain and unpredictable)

all ears informal (listening with full attention): Go ahead with your story; I am all ears.

all hat, no cattle (full of big talks, but cannot back it up)

a ballpark figure → all hat no cattle (Click on the title to read more.)

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