out of the ballpark

out of the ballpark

Fig. beyond the amount of money suggested or available. Your estimate is completely out of the ballpark. Just forget it.
See also: ballpark, of, out
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If you get deep in counts, especially against me because I don't throw hard, they'll probably take me out of the ballpark every time.
Just trying not to give them anything to hit out of the ballpark.
He basically threw one bad pitch and it got hit out of the ballpark.
His second one was hit out of the ballpark by Ed Sprague as the Pirates took a 2-0 lead.
With one out and the Cardinals trailing 6-5 in the eighth, McGwire slammed a 3-1 pitch out of the ballpark and onto Waveland Avenue.
When I do that, I cover the whole plate and a lot of times the ball is going to go out of the ballpark, just like today.
At the time I saw it, I never saw anybody touch the ball and I thought the ball was out of the ballpark.