Definition of in the region of in US English:

in the region of

phrase

  • Approximately.

    ‘annual sales in the region of 30 million’
    • ‘Mr. Stokes stated that the cost would be in the region of £4,900 and that it may be possible.’
    • ‘The factory employs in the region of 100 people, many of them on work visas from Brazil and other places.’
    • ‘He was atrocious off the tee and missed something in the region of twelve fairways in the thirty-six hole decider.’
    • ‘Somewhere in the region of 60 paintings will be on display by local artists.’
    • ‘It is estimated that the average Irish household now has in the region of 4.5 television sets per house.’
    • ‘There was in the region of 350 people there on the night making it a very successful night for the primary school.’
    • ‘The operation is extensive and looks set to cost somewhere in the region of €1.5 million.’
    • ‘Over the last number of years the annual expenditure on the Rose was somewhere in the region of 1.2 million.’
    • ‘The spillage that occurred recently was in the region of five tonnes.’
    • ‘The work that remains to be done in the church will cost in the region of €6,000.’
    approximately, about, around, roughly, in the neighbourhood of, in the area of, of the order of, something like, some, round about, close to, near to, just about, practically, more or less
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