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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.
See also: hit, of, out

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.
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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.
See also: park, walk

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

v.
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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park

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

verb
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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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And when they find them in a Six Flags, it increases their confidence level even further that they're going to have a terrific day at the park.
It's quite gratifying to see how far we've come," said Bryant Park Corporation co-founder and executive director Daniel A.
Another protected area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is "one of the few places you can go and get some idea of how things might have been 100 or 200 years ago," says Joseph Clark, a wildlife biologist for the U.
Perched high on the Balcones Escarpment roughly 18 miles from downtown San Antonio, the 240-acre park offers fine views of the surrounding region.
These data would tell park managers if the resources were being harmed and allow them to adjust the number of snowmobiles accordingly.
Oak Park is different," said 20-year Oak Park resident John Lukehart, who is also vice president for government and community affairs with the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities, one of the nation's largest fair-housing organizations.
That man turned out to be a park ranger, and Satterwhite-Short remembers looking up to him, literally and figuratively.
So, happily, has the struggling Mexican theme park he once called home.
Caught in the middle of this public land tug-of-war is the National Park Service, which has to weigh the importance of species and land protection against the case of snowmobiling "nature enthusiasts.
The 600 or so park concessionaires who hold contracts distributed by the federal government raked in gross revenues of about $564 million in 1990 through their exclusive right to hawk hamburgers, trinkets, hotel rooms, gasoline, film, tours, and more.
At nearby Lanark Park, mothers strolled with their kids while old men played cards and dominoes -- all unafraid that they could be easy prey for gangbangers.
The locomotive is being donated to Riverside Park South by the New York Cross Harbor Railroad of Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
Tip your hat to Seattle history when you visit this 45-acre park honoring Spanish-American War volunteers.
Welcome to crisis management at the National Park Service (NPS), now celebrating its 79th birthday.
Our parks are really getting hammered by visitors," says Neil Poe, superintendent of Arches National Park in Utah.