➤ When we say ‘the ball is in someone’s court’, it means it’s up to the person to make the next move. We can also use the contracted form “the ball’s in your court” instead of saying “the ball is in your court”.
➤ “I’ve given them all the information they need. The ball is in their court now and they need to come back to us with their ideas.”
➤ “We’ve told you all you need to know about using English. Now the ball’s in your court.”
➤ If someone is ‘on the ball’, it means the person is very responsive and reacts very quickly in a situation.
➤ “He’s really on the ball when it comes responding to emails.”
➤ “My manager expects the team to be on the ball when we have to answer customers.”
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