of the order of something


of the order of something
of/in/the order of something phrase
near a particular amount, but not exactly

She was paid something in the order of £15,000 for the story.

Thesaurus: inexact and inaccuratesynonym
Main entry: order

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of/in the order of sth idiom
(BrE) (NAmE on the order of) (formal) about sth; approximately sth

She earns something in the order of £80 000 a year.

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