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bat five hundred

To be correct or successful around half of the time. Taken from baseball terminology, referring to the average times a player makes a hit when at bat (i.e. the batting average). One hit for every two at-bats is a .500 batting average. Primarily heard in US. That math exam didn't go so well, I only batted five hundred or so. The market is so hit and miss at the moment, you can only really expect to be batting five hundred at best.
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to the tune of (some amount of money)

Of, for, or costing a particular and considerable sum of money. They managed to fix the car, to the tune of nearly $2,500. The company avoided paying taxes to the tune of $135 million over the past year. She won a settlement in court to the tune of $200,000.
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to the tune of $500, etc.

(informal) used to emphasize how much money something has cost: We’re paying rent to the tune of £200 a week.
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