One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Give a price or exact number for.
- ‘Although I can't put a figure on it because we haven't costed the scheme, resurfacing the road would be incredibly expensive and we haven't got the money to do it.’
- ‘Even if we cannot yet fully count the value of the environment as such, we can put a figure on the cost of environmental destruction.’
- ‘I wouldn't go as far as putting a figure on it though.’
- ‘But the reason I shouldn't put a figure on it, is that I don't run every business in the country.’
- ‘But he was reluctant to put a figure on the reduced price.’
- ‘But it's impossible to put a figure on something like that.’
- ‘We don't want to put a figure on it but if we can keep it under five we'd be happy.’
- ‘British insurers said it was too early for the London market to put a figure on the claims.’
- ‘Mr Gill did not want to put a figure on the number of trees affected or the amount of money the problem is likely to cost his business.’
- ‘And given the uncertainty surrounding the extent of global warming, not to mention its causes and consequences, it is hard to put a figure on it.’
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