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give or take (something)

approximately the amount mentioned The length of my house from front to back is 100 feet, give or take. The army spent two billion dollars, give or take a few million, to develop the new fighter plane.
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give or take

Plus or minus a small amount, approximately, more or less. For example, We have ten acres of land, give or take a bit, or It should take a couple of hours, give or take. [Mid-1900s]
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give or take

Plus or minus a small specified amount: The chalet is close to the road, give or take a few hundred yards.
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