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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.
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A friend described his success rate with women by using the baseball term batting 500
-or one in two.
"To be batting 500
on motions to dismiss is quite good," said Dennis Henigan, legal director of the Washington, D.C.-based Center to Prevent Handgun Violence.
Due to that simplicity, I think [Seth] learned that awesome results don't require putting on a cape and batting 500
-- they come from ordinary people who follow through day by day, piece by piece.