out of the ballpark

out of the ballpark

1. Far greater in number, size, or scope than what was predicted, expected, or suggested. I knew that this would get some media attention, but the amount it has received has been out of the ballpark! They said the repairs should only cost a few hundred dollars, but the final bill was way, way out of the ball park!
2. Extremely well or successfully. (Used almost exclusively in the phrase "hit (something) out of the ballpark." Great job on that report, Jacobs—you really hit it out of the ballpark! I'm pretty sure I hit that test out of the ballpark.
See also: ballpark, of, out

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.