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hit (something) out of the (ball)park

To do or perform something extraordinarily well; to produce or earn an exceptional achievement. An allusion to hitting a home run in baseball that lands outside the stadium. Great job on that report, Jacobs—you really hit it out of the park! I'm pretty sure I hit that test out of the ballpark.
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park that thought

imperative Do not forget what you were saying, because I need to change the subject. Sorry, Mark, park that thought for a minute. I need to take this phone call.
See also: park, that, thought

park the bus

In football (soccer), to employ all (or nearly all) of a team's active players in defending its own side of the pitch. Protecting a narrow one-point lead, it looks like the home team has parked the bus for the remaining minutes of the match.
See also: bus, park

trailer (park) trash

derogatory slur A poor, uneducated, and unsophisticated person who lives in or was raised in a trailer park. Just because I come from a caravan park doesn't make me trailer trash. I'm working on my PhD at Harvard, for goodness' sake! I don't want my daughter going out with trailer park trash like him!
See also: trailer, trash

in the same ballpark

1. Close to a specific cost or amount. I will only sell the house if the buyer's offer is in the same ballpark as the price I want to get. No, the salary isn't as high as I had hoped, but I accepted it because it's in the same ballpark at least.
2. Similar in overall nature or characteristics. I think the two countries are in the same ballpark when it comes to environmental policies.
See also: ballpark, same

in park

[of an automobile transmission] having the gears locked so the automobile cannot move. The driver stopped the car and placed it in park. You have to be in park in order to start this car.
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park it (somewhere)

Inf. sit down somewhere; sit down and get out of the way. Hey, park it! You're in the way. Richard, park it over there in the corner. Stop pacing around. You make me nervous.
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in the same ballpark

If one person or thing is in the same ballpark as another, the first person or thing is similar to the second, or is as good as the second. Note: A ballpark is a park or stadium where baseball is played. As a general investigative agency, they're not in the same ballpark as the FBI. Their outlets aren't in the same ballpark as the larger superstores.
See also: ballpark, same

a walk in the park

If something is a walk in the park, it is very easy or pleasant. That project was a walk in the park compared to this one. Compare with a piece of cake.
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a walk in the park

something very easy or trouble-free. informal
2001 Film Inside Out She acts her socks off and yet the zany quality, that was a walk in the park for Hepburn, seems like a struggle for her.
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a walk in the ˈpark

(especially American English) used to say that something is easy to do: We succeeded, but it was not a walk in the park for any of us.
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park in

To prevent some parked vehicle from being able to leave by blocking it with another vehicle: The van stopped in the right lane of traffic and parked a small car in. I honked my horn until the people who parked me in moved their car. My car was parked in, so I took a cab to my appointment.
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in. to neck or to make love, especially in a parked car. They still park, but they don’t have a name for it anymore.

park it (somewhere)

tv. sit down somewhere; sit down and get out of the way. Bart, park it over there in the corner. Stop pacing around. You make me nervous.
See also: park, somewhere

park it

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park the pink Plymouth

n. to copulate. He set out to park the pink plymouth but ended up in a train wreck.
See also: park, pink

trailer park trash

and TPT
n. trailer park trash. My motor home cost more than your house, and you call me TPT?
See also: park, trailer, trash

walk in the park

Something that is easy to do or accomplish.
See also: park, walk
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Insp Carol Fullerton found Mr Parkes in a car on a road in Daventry on June 1 last year.
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Mr Parkes is a member of Freemasons Lodge of Peace 149 Meltham.
Parkes, who has previous convictions, the most recent being for battery in 2011, made full admissions to police when he was arrested.
To promote an integrated approach to water management, Parkes brings together communities, different levels of government, health agencies, researchers and First Nations to discuss issues around watershed management and what this means for the health and well-being of the communities living within them.
In another, Parkes told the victim he had feelings for her.
Parkes Sergeant Ian Black, PC Parkes' senior officer at Merseyside police, said: "James is one of our neighbourhood officers and is a cracking lad.
In the course of his career Parkes would return in book after book (The Jewish Problem in the Modern World, 1939; An Enemy of the People: Antisemitism, 1945; History of the Jewish People, 1962; Whose Land?
Only five or six years ago, it would really take until the Wednesday after opening to sense what word-of-mouth was,'' Parkes recalls.
Parkes also admitted wounding Mr Derbyshire and he was handed an 18month prison term to be served concurrently.
Parkes had denied murdering Mr Harrison, of Mochdre, Colwyn Bay, and his pleas were accepted by the Crown at the end of the prosecution case at Caernarfon crown court.
The sellers were Miriam Parke Belding, 38 percent; Frank Parke Jr.
Parkes is also a battle over what exactly a literary public sphere should be.
But Major Simon Parkes, a CIMA fellow who heads up an Army management accountancy team based at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, is keen to stress the similarities between the Army and the business world.
THE PARKES is the Cheshire home of an award-winning cheese producer, Joseph Heler.