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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.
See also: park, walk

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.
See also: park, walk

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

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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
References in classic literature ?
He had found time, nevertheless, to call often in Park Lane, and to despatch many notes to Rebecca, entreating her, enjoining her, commanding her to return to her young pupils in the country, who were now utterly without companionship during their mother's illness.
-- Mona Sinha, a visitor at a park -- Yogender Singh Mann, director ( Press and Information) North Delhi Municipal Corporation -- a senior New Delhi Municipal Council officer We have conducted checks in our parks.
They can be left at parks and car parks across Liverpool from now until the end of January.
Coun Alan Kerr, deputy leader of South Tyneside Council, said that did not diminish the sense of achievement over the presence of South Marine Park at South Shields seafront.
Ceretto is proposing three measures to enhance tourism in Niagara Falls, one of which includes the reduction of the Goat Island parking lots, and leaves the door open to the elimination of all paid parking inside the state park, a move that would create a boom for businesses in the city and something Ceretto told the Reporter he supports.
Ali Al Amari, acting Director of Community Services at the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, said: "The second campaign, came as part of the municipality's keen attention to provide a better environment for parkgoers through checking on the services and requirements by park inspectors and in collaboration with the Parks and Recreation Facilities Division at the municipality."
The Green Flag parks are: Benwell Nature Park, Gosforth Central Park, Tyne Riverside Country Park, Brandling Park, Leazes Park, Walker Park, Heaton Park, Paddy Freemans Park, Nunsmoor Park and Elswick Park.
Brueton Park and its sister, Malvern Park, held Green Flag Awards in 2003 and 2004.
The park has been called Fundidora Park Industrial Archeology Place Museum because the still-standing structures from the Monterrey Steel Foundry Co.
The parking lot surface is pretty rough too, so you can't really play drunken games of skate after the park is closed for the night.
One of the most spectacular canyons on the east coast can be found at this 2,600+ acre park. Measuring two miles long and nearly 1500 feet deep, the gorge is the major draw here.
Home to picturesque waterfalls and one of the most photographed valleys in the country, Yosemite itself is still a park in progress.
HISTORY: The artist George Catlin is generally credited with the idea of creating a national park. While on a trip to the Dakotas in 1832, Catlin wondered what would happen to America's open lands in the face of continued expansion.
Muscat Municipality has installed signboards around the parking lot in the park making people aware about the pay and park facility.
These include cases where the motorists had parked their cars in motorcycle or heavy vehicle parking lots, as well as non-season ticket holders who had parked their vehicles at season parking lots.