On the Ball

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Well informed, alert, attentive, aware, competent

Etymology:

  • This expression originated from British football which is also termed as soccer. Another sports related to the expression is baseball in which pitcher is always “on the ball.” The chances of success are greater if the pitcher is aware of the things around him. The idiom gained popularity with the popularity of the games like soccer and baseball.
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Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'On the Ball':

on the ballAlert, active, or attentive; on top of things.
on the ballBeing in control of the ball.
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