bat a thousand

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From a baseball batting average, often stated as the number of hits per 1000 at bats- 1000 would be 100 percent.


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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, literally) 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 with each attempt.


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