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Approximately; about:‘the cost would be in the neighbourhood of three billion dollars’
approximately, about, around, roughly, in the region of, of the order of, not far off, nearly, almost, close to, just about, practically, more or less, or so, there or thereabouts, as near as dammit togetting on forcircain the ballpark ofView synonyms
- ‘A formal focus group session with average voters can cost in the neighborhood of $4,000-5,000.’
- ‘The machine should cost in the neighbourhood of $5,000 - $7,000.’
- ‘Yeah, at this point, obviously, I think that they have had him now for somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 days, roughly.’
- ‘Renting an allocated server would cost in the neighborhood of $200 a month (a considerable step up from the current $5).’
- ‘Most hospital treatments cost in the neighborhood of $500.’
- ‘I would expect now to see long-term returns run somewhat higher, in the neighbourhood of 7% after costs.’
- ‘The cost of the clean-up will be in the neighbourhood of $14,000.’
- ‘The cost for this should run in the neighbourhood of $160 to $200 thousand, which is about the same amount that pouring the floor would have cost.’
- ‘It will cost in the neighborhood of $750 million to put up new facilities to replace the Charity and University Hospitals.’
- ‘A typical study takes four to six weeks to do properly, and costs in the neighborhood of $50,000 to $100,000.’
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