Let's say you were in a casino or something.

You want to bet 140 dollars, but they only accept 100, 200, 300, 400, and so on.

If I say, "The wager can only be in the hundreds", would that make sense?

Is there any other way to say it? I feel like I should use the word "minimum unit" or just "unit".


The expression in the hundreds signifies any number greater than 200 (and presumably smaller than the thousands. So it doesn't mean what you want to say.

I suggest that either in units of 100 or in round hundreds would convey your meaning.


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    I would add in multiples of 100 as another common way to express this, used with a similar frequency to units. Ngram – Jacob Mar 3 '20 at 15:28
  • Thanks a lot, guys! – user109742 Mar 10 '20 at 14:17

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