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Interesting English phrases with ‘Ball’.

In this English lesson you will learn interesting English Phrases with the word “Ball” in them

1] to have a ball – means to enjoy oneself or to throw a party
Ex : When the teacher had to leave the classroom suddenly ; the children ended up having a ball .
The mayor threw a ball for the who’s who of the city .

2]The ball is in your court – means it is your turn to reply or take action or make a decision
Ex : Once the citizens’ committee put forward their detailed views and ideas regarding the improvement of Public Transport in the city ; the ball was in the Mayor’s court .

3] to get the ball rolling – means to get the process started or to start the event
Ex: Once we received the approval from our Boss ; we got the ball rolling on our project .

4]Ballpark figure – means the approximate value or number or figure
Ex: The actual cost of the project was far greater than the estimated ballpark figure .

5] Lets play Ball – means let’s compete .
Ex: Once I realised that my colleague was being highly competitive with me ..I challenged him saying, “lets play ball!”.

6] Slime ball – means someone who is sly and cannot be trusted or who has a very shady character .
Ex: After a few meetings .. I realised that the client was a complete Slime ball as he repeatedly lied and chose to inflate and brag about his non- existent achievements .

7] A different ball game – means a different level of challenge altogether .
Ex: As a manager managing a large team …keeping each team member motivated every day is a different ball game altogether .

8] A ball of fire – a person who is full of energy and enthusiasm
Ex: The new employee we have hired is a ball of fire ; always alert and energetic.

9]Eye on the ball – means to focus on the task at hand
Ex: When handling complicated tasks at work ; it is important that everyone has their eye on the ball.

10] to drop the ball – means to make an error /mistake
Ex: Our team ended up dropping the ball on an important pitch by being over confident and under prepared.

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