Idiom:  give or take


Idiom:  give or take

  • approximately a certain amount

Example sentences

— It will take an hour, give or take, to drive downtown during rush hour traffic or just 20 minutes if we wait until this evening.

— The recipe requires either two kilos of apples, give or take, or one large jar of applesauce.

— It will take four hours, give or take, to get to the beach.

— For incidental expenses, we recommend that each participant budget $25 give or take a few dollars depending on their individual needs.

— After taxes, I'm making just $36,000 a month give or take and it's not enough to live on in New York City.

— By the time I got to the box office, there were already 45 people, give or take, waiting in line to buy tickets.

— The painters called and said they'd be here at 7:30 am, give or take an hour.

— Can you tell me how many people are registered for the conference, give or take?

— We raised $15,000, give or take a few hundred dollars at our last fundraising happy hour and we expect to make more than that at tomorrow's event.

— A year ago I had around 2,200 Instagram follower give or take. Now I'm up to 5,500.


  • in the ballpark
  • in the neighborhood
  • more or less
  • somewhere around

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