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"Owing to cutbacks in our news department, here is Rod Ingram to guess at what happened today in a number of places around the globe."
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'I'm afraid ballpark estimates won't do.'
'We projected every contingency except for our plan actually working.'
'Our bill was lower than our estimate.'
'According to my estimation, our anniversary gift is rust.'
'What's this, your estimate or your telephone number?'
"Hardin, these ballpark figures you gave me are for a fantasy sports league."
Holiday Special - All estimates even more honest than usual.
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"I lost track of my age 20 years ago...but I think I'm about 22."
"That's true, Jeffrey, but you're missing the point."
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'I don't give estimates...too many heart attacks.'
"We're 'skilled labor'. That's more than what we can say about management."
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Antiques Roadshow - "Of course the value would have been considerably higher if you had the pear."
'I understand the need to estimate next year's home business expenses for the bank, but do you think they really care how many rolls of toilet paper we expect to purchase?'
"Shouldn't you be studying for your multiple choice test tomorrow?"
'I can see you now: I'll reach you in an hour or so by my estimate...'
'Here's your estimate. Still think it's a funny noise?'
"It needs a bit of work."
"I'm not sure...my mom's thirty-one, so my grandpa must be like two-hundred?"
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