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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, South Africa. 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.
See also: bat, five, hundred

to the tune of

Of, for, or costing a particular and considerable sum of money. They managed to fix the car, to the tune of nearly $2500. The company avoided pay taxes to the tune of $135 million over the past year. She won a settlement in court to the tune of $200,000.
See also: of, tune

to the tune of

some amount of money Fig. to a certain amount of money. My checking account is overdrawn to the tune of $340. My wallet was stolen, and I'm out to the tune of $70.
See also: of, tune

to the tune of

To the sum or extent of, as in They had profits to the tune of about $20 million. This idiom transfers tune, a succession of musical tones, to a succession of figures. [First half of 1700s]
See also: of, tune

to the tune of

To the tune of is used before a particular amount of money to show that it is a large amount. They've been sponsoring the World Cup to the tune of a million and a half pounds. Silas could not even add up properly and his calculations were often out to the tune of hundreds of pounds.
See also: of, tune

to the tune of

amounting to or involving the considerable sum of. informal
1996 LSE Magazine The average student also leaves in debt to the tune of several thousand pounds to the bank or the Student Loan Company.
See also: of, tune

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.
See also: of, tune

to the tune of

To the sum or extent of: produced profits to the tune of $10 million.
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