out of the ballpark

out of the ballpark

1. Far greater in number, size, or scope than what was predicted, expected, or suggested. I knew that this would get some media attention, but the amount it has received has been out of the ballpark! They said the repairs should only cost a few hundred dollars, but the final bill was way, way out of the ball park!
2. Extremely well or successfully. (Used almost exclusively in the phrase "hit (something) out of the ballpark." Great job on that report, Jacobs—you really hit it out of the ballpark! I'm pretty sure I hit that test out of the ballpark.
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out of the ballpark

Fig. beyond the amount of money suggested or available. Your estimate is completely out of the ballpark. Just forget it.
See also: ballpark, of, out
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He barrels it, he has good leverage and stays underneath himself very well, so I'm not surprised he can hit the ball out of the ballpark. Good for us he can do that."
Among the other new features unveiled yesterday was a new concourse behind home plate with - for the first time in decades - a smooth, cement floor and plenty of space for the crowds filing in and out of the ballpark.
The next pitch was hit out of the ballpark for a two-run homer by Ronaldo Hernandez, his 15th of the season.