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In or as a rounded, approximate number. And what do you think an expansion on the house like that would set us back, in round numbers at least? In round numbers, childcare is going to cost us about \$2,000 a month.

*in round numbers

and *in round figures
Fig. as an estimated number; a figure that has been rounded off. (*Typically: be ~; express something ~; write something ~.) Please tell me in round numbers what it'll cost. I don't need the exact amount. Just give it to me in round figures.

in round numbers

Also, in round figures. As an approximate estimate. For example, How much will the new highway cost, in round numbers? or In round figures a diamond of this quality is worth five thousand dollars, but it depends on the market at the time of selling . This idiom, which uses round in the sense of "whole" or "rounded off," is sometimes used very loosely, as Thomas Hardy did in Far from the Madding Crowd (1874): "Well, ma'am, in round numbers, she's run away with the soldiers." [Mid-1600s] Also see ballpark figure.

in round ˈfigures/ˈnumbers

approximately, to the nearest 10, 100 or 1 000: In round figures, how much will the work cost?
References in classic literature ?
They said it was twenty years ago, but people used round figures, and it was just as likely to be eighteen years, or seventeen.
We will say, for the sake of round figures, that the total production of wealth in the United States is one year is four billion dollars.
SOCRATES: You only assert that the round figure is not more a figure than the straight, or the straight than the round?
To her annoyance, her pencil drew a little round figure on the blotting-paper, which, she could not deny, was really a bald-headed cock-sparrow.
She was a damsel of a soft, round figure, with light hair and blue eyes, and a fair, rosy face, which seemed neither very shrewd nor very simple.
But at this question, Queequeg, who had twice or thrice before taken part in similar ceremonies, looked no ways abashed; but taking the offered pen, copied upon the paper, in the proper place, an exact counterpart of a queer round figure which was tattooed upon his arm; so that through Captain Peleg's obstinate mistake touching his appellative, it stood something like this: -- Quohog his mark.
In round figures half of pupils in Englishmedium schools go on to study modern foreign languages, whereas in Welsh-medium schools that figure is around a third.
A video that went viral on social media shows the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials at Islamabad airport charging extra airport tax in the name of round figures".
"In round figures, we have 130 metalliferous installations of IsaMill, all performing as they should; 350 Jameson Cells and they remain best in class; and Albion Process, has exceeded expectations in delivering value, ramp-up and performance," Mike Hourn, Glencore Technology, said.
We are looking to have a simple tax rate with round figures and most of the goods with the same rate," he said.
There is obviously a big problem here, but I distrust such large round figures.
In round figures: by the beginning of financial year 2015/16 we will have lost PS123m, or 20% of our spending power -the worst hit region in the whole of the UK, closely followed by - surprise, surprise -Knowsley (just over 18%).
I never believe comfortably round figures, so I asked where they are.
In round figures, an additional PS600 a year - PS1,800 for the three seasons it will take to build Highfield II, which is roughly the equivalent of six season tickets.
The figure is based on the following calculation which, for the purposes of this exercise, is put into round figures: Average annual training costs, with all the ancillary costs (transport, veterinary, etc), of having a horse in training are now assessed at circa pounds 20,000 a year.
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