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in round numbers

In or as a rounded, approximate number. And what do you think an expansion on the house like that would set us back, in round numbers at least? In round numbers, childcare is going to cost us about $2,000 a month.
See also: number, round

*in round numbers

 and *in round figures
Fig. as an estimated number; a figure that has been rounded off. (*Typically: be ~; express something ~; write something ~.) Please tell me in round numbers what it'll cost. I don't need the exact amount. Just give it to me in round figures.
See also: number, round

in round numbers

Also, in round figures. As an approximate estimate. For example, How much will the new highway cost, in round numbers? or In round figures a diamond of this quality is worth five thousand dollars, but it depends on the market at the time of selling . This idiom, which uses round in the sense of "whole" or "rounded off," is sometimes used very loosely, as Thomas Hardy did in Far from the Madding Crowd (1874): "Well, ma'am, in round numbers, she's run away with the soldiers." [Mid-1600s] Also see ballpark figure.
See also: number, round

in round ˈfigures/ˈnumbers

approximately, to the nearest 10, 100 or 1 000: In round figures, how much will the work cost?
See also: figure, number, round
References in classic literature ?
They said it was twenty years ago, but people used round figures, and it was just as likely to be eighteen years, or seventeen.
We will say, for the sake of round figures, that the total production of wealth in the United States is one year is four billion dollars.
But at this question, Queequeg, who had twice or thrice before taken part in similar ceremonies, looked no ways abashed; but taking the offered pen, copied upon the paper, in the proper place, an exact counterpart of a queer round figure which was tattooed upon his arm; so that through Captain Peleg's obstinate mistake touching his appellative, it stood something like this: -- Quohog his mark.
I am a man of the world, Dick; and she can have no claim on you - no claim, I tell you; and we'll be handsome too, Dick - we'll give them a good round figure, father and daughter, and there's an end.
To her annoyance, her pencil drew a little round figure on the blotting-paper, which, she could not deny, was really a bald-headed cock-sparrow.
She was a damsel of a soft, round figure, with light hair and blue eyes, and a fair, rosy face, which seemed neither very shrewd nor very simple.
The company did not release a specific dollar amount on the project, but talked in round figures.
I never believe comfortably round figures, so I asked where they are.
In round figures, an additional PS600 a year - PS1,800 for the three seasons it will take to build Highfield II, which is roughly the equivalent of six season tickets.
Somebody somewhere will know precisely how many albums that lot have recorded and sold and how much money they've made, but in round figures it's (A) a lot, (B) a hell of a lot and (C) it doesn't bear thinking about - and that's before we throw in 67-year-old Rod Stewart who is booked in for a two-night stay in June.
Cardiff Prison, "The total population of our prisons and borstals," he said, "has risen in round figures from about 20,500 to 24,500 by the end of March last.
In simple round figures, the population of Wales is approximately three million.
A lot of round figures will be thrown at you during the General Election.
A Scotland Office report says the UK and Scottish governments have spent pounds 400billion, in round figures, in Scotland since 1999.
3bn euros - pounds 3bn in round figures - and is also talking to the British, Spanish, Polish and other governments.