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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.
See also: bus, park

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

a walk in the park

A task or activity that is easy or effortless to accomplish. I've been running marathons for years now, so this 5K run will be a walk in the park for me. It's clear that the role is a walk in the park for the veteran actor.
See also: park, walk

park (someone or something) in

To park one's car in front of someone or someone's vehicle, thus preventing them from leaving their own parking space. If you hadn't parked me in, I wouldn't have had to push your car out of the way with mine, so really the damage is your own fault! Some idiot parked in a massive delivery truck on the small side street, so now no one can pass through.
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park it

1. To sit down and stop moving. Often used as an imperative. We've been hiking for a while now. Why don't we park it and have a bit to eat, shall we? I want you to park it in this chair and sit still until I'm done!
2. To stop arguing about the matter at hand; to leave some issue alone. Often used as an imperative. OK, guys, that's enough arguing. Let's just park it for a while, all right? Tommy, Sarah, park it! I've had enough of your bickering.
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park the pink Plymouth (in the garage of love)

vulgar slang Of a male, to have sexual intercourse (with someone, especially a woman). In this usage, "pink Plymouth" is a vulgar slang term for the penis. A Plymouth was a brand of car. I got the feeling during the date that the only thing he was interested in was parking the pink Plymouth. Nearly every boy in high school is preoccupied with trying to park the pink Plymouth in the garage of love.
See also: of, park, pink, Plymouth

in park

Of a vehicle, having the gear stick set to "park," which keeps the vehicle in place in a manner similar to a parking brake. A: "How did the car roll forward like that?" B: "Are you sure you had it in park?" Oh yeah, you're close enough to the curb. Go ahead, put the car in park.
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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.
See also: park

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

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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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

See also: park

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, Plymouth

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

walk in the park, a

Easy, without problems or difficulty. This slangy transfer of a pleasant outing to other contexts dates from the twentieth century. James Patterson used it in London Bridges (2004), when a character checks on the safety of his grandmother: “Everything fine there. Walk in the park, right, Nana?” The synonymous walk on the beach is sometimes substituted but is heard somewhat less often.
See also: walk
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lvis fans arrive at Central station before boarding a train to The Parkes Elvis Festival, in Sydney on January 10, 2019.
Signing players who are going to be available all year round is like laying your hands on a lottery ticket for regional coaches and in Parkes, the Scarlets hit the jackpot.
The allegations were heard at a two-day hearing, which Parkes, 36, who lives in Bathgate with her husband, chose not to attend.
The inquest heard how "it was not clear why" Mrs Parkes was not transferred until 1.25am on the morning of December 17, despite having suffered internal bleeding earlier in the day.
Mr Parkes was diagnosed with anxiety and depression and referred to mental health experts.
The 2014 TrainLink Parkes Elvis Festival will have over 150 fun-filled events including free main stage entertainment, look-a-like contests, the Elvis Street Parade, Tribute to Elvis Competition, Cars of the Era Show, a Miss Priscilla Competition, Busking Competition, Poets Breakfast, Elvis Gospel Service and Renewal of Wedding Vows.
The court was told worshippers were horrified by Parkes' actions.
Originally trained as a medical doctor, Parkes says it is important to take a holistic view of the issue.
Mr Posner said Parkes crashed into three cars because the Land Rover's windscreen was covered in frost, but he drove on towards Derby.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Denise Parkes of Clinton and Richard Parkes of Shrewsbury; three grandchildren, Justin, Ricky and Leigha; a brother-in-law William Baechtle; and a nephew Gregory Baechtle and his wife, Carolyn, of Summerville, S.C.; and a cousin, Jay Crooker of Hillsboro, N.H.
Mr Parkes, a farm labourer, had been suffering from depression in the weeks leading up to his disappearance.
Parkes, an Anglican priest who championed interfaith dialog between Christians and Jews, tried to warn the West of the real purpose of Hitler's "racial" policies.
Lee Anthony Parkes, of Pentraeth, Old Colwyn, admitted causing the death of Paul Michael Harrison, 27, and the wounding of David Derbyshire.
TORONTO -- Andrew Parkes has been appointed president of Drug Trading, a division of the Katz Group.