bat one thousand

bat a thousand

1. In baseball, to get a hit every time one is at bat (resulting in a batting average of 1.000). The slugger is still batting a thousand after a record eight at-bats.
2. By extension, to be successful in an endeavor or in multiple areas of one's life. I'm really batting a thousand this week—I got an A on my exam, I got the lead in the school play, and I won the poetry contest!
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bat one thousand

Have a perfect record, as in In meeting deadlines, she's batting one thousand. The term comes from baseball statistics, where it signifies getting a hit for every turn at bat. It was transferred to other activities in the 1920s.
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"He's hit two and had other opportunities where he has't come through, but you aren't going to bat one thousand. I am pleased he's hit the last two because we needed them."
That's the thing, you check with people who have worked with me, I don't think anybody is going to bat one thousand where everybody gets a long with everybody, but for the vast majority of the time....you know, I started the Ted Nolan Foundation where we give out scholarships to First Nation kids, I've been doing that for a number of years and had the great honor and privilege of working with Mr.