bat a thousand

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From the practice of reckoning the batting average of a hitter in thousandths.

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bat a thousand (third-person singular simple present bats a thousand, present participle batting a thousand, simple past and past participle batted a thousand)

  1. (baseball) To reach first base on every at-bat.
  2. (idiomatic) To achieve success at each attempt.
    He's batting a thousand so far with the new boss.
  3. (idiomatic) To achieve perfection.
    No one can bat a thousand for the whole season.
  4. (idiomatic) To have identical outcomes on each attempt

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