One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the reduction was of the order of 11 percent’
roughly, approximately, about, around, just about, round about, or so, or thereabouts, more or less, in the neighbourhood of, in the region of, in the area of, in the vicinity of, something like, give or take, give or take a few, in round numbers, rounded down, rounded up
near to, close to, nearly, not far off, almost, approaching
British getting on for
informal pushing, as near as dammit
North American informal in the ballpark of
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