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rough estimate

This page is about the collocation rough estimate

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

an approximate estimate

For example

  • Can you give me a rough estimate of the cost?

  • I can't tell you exactly how long it'll take, but I can give you a rough estimate.

Note:
Related collocations include "ballpark estimate" (Am. English), "rough guess" and "rough calculation"

Quick Quiz

If you're given a rough estimate of the cost, you'll

a. have no idea how much it'll cost

b. know exactly how much it'll cost

c. know more or less how much it'll cost

Contributor: Matt Errey