Phrases.net »

Phrases related to: ball

Yee yee! We've found 122 phrases and idioms matching ball.

ground ball with eyesA weakly hit ground ball that barely evades the infielders.Rate it:

(5.00 / 1 vote)
wait for the ball to dropTo wait in expectation of an occurrence.Rate it:

(5.00 / 1 vote)
ball upTo crush into a ball shape.Rate it:

(4.00 / 2 votes)
ball upTo hunch over and pull in one's arms and legs.Rate it:

(4.00 / 2 votes)
get the ball rollingTo begin; to start some action; to set in motion.Rate it:

(3.00 / 1 vote)
keep one's eye on the ballMy ethos has always been to be very straight with people, tell it as it is. It doesn't often make people happy but I found that over a period of time it's better to be that way. So being straight, also being very focused on your objectives, keep your eye on the ball and not get deflected away from it.Rate it:

(1.50 / 2 votes)
Behind the Eight BallGetting into trouble or difficult situation due to bad luck, a situation through which, one might not get out easilyRate it:

(1.00 / 1 vote)
bald as a billiard ballOne whom has lost much hair and prematurely bald.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
ball hogA player who keeps the ball to themselves, rather than passing itRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
ball of fireA person who is especially hard-working, high-achieving, ambitious, or active.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
ball outMisspelling of bawl out.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
ball-breakerA person or task which is excessively demanding or punishing.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
behind the eight ballAt a disadvantage.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
behind the eight-ballIn a difficult situation or tight spot.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
Carry the BallTo ensure the completion of task/job perfectlyRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
drop the ballTo fail in one's responsibilities or duties, or to make a mistake, especially at a critical point or when the result is very negative.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
have a ballTo enjoy thoroughly; to have lots of fun or excitement.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
head-the-balla stupid person; a nutcaseRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
if there's grass on the pitch, play ballOnce someone has grown pubic hair or started puberty, they are sexually accessible.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
keep one's eye on the ballTo maintain one's concentration fixed on one important theme.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
keep the ball rollingTo continue an action indicated in the context; to sustain a process.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
keep your eye on the ballRemain Focused, Determined, AlertRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
On the BallWell informed, alert, attentive, aware, competentRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
on the ballAlert, active, or attentive; on top of things.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
on the ballBeing in control of the ball.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
play ballAn expression used at the beginning of a game of baseball.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
play ballTo start anything tumultuous.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
play ballTo work together; to cooperate.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
play the ball and not the manTo attack the ball instead of an opponent who is usually controlling the ball. Often considered a positive action, and sometimes a requirement not to concede a penalty.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
play the ball and not the manTo object to someone's argument by attacking the argument itself instead of them or a facet of their personality; to avoid or make the opposite of an ad hominem attack. Usually considered a positive action, and an avoidance of a fallacious argumentative technique. Often used in comparison to play the man and not the ball.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
play the man and not the ballTo attack an opponent instead of attacking the ball, which is usually being controlled by the attacked player at the time.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
play the man and not the ballTo object to someone's argument by attacking them or a facet of their personality instead of the argument itself; to make an ad hominem attack.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
take one's ball and go homeTo cease participating in an activity that has turned to one's disadvantage, especially out of spite, or in a way that prevents others from participating as well.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
take one's eye off the ballTo lose one's concentration on what is most important.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
that's the way the ball bouncesThat is the way things happenRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
thats the way the ball bouncesthe realization in life that one can expect occurrences which are as unpredictable as the manner in which a thrown ball bouncesRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
That’s the Way the Ball BouncesThat’s what life really is or that’s what the life is all about; fate; you may not be able to change certain things in your lifeRate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
the ball is in someone's courtIt is someone's turn to do something; often making a decision.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
the ball is in your courtIt is your turn to do something; often making a decision.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
whole ball of waxThe entire or overall plan, concept or action.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
whole ball of waxEverything of a similar or related nature; everything necessary for a particular purpose.Rate it:

(0.00 / 0 votes)
bat awayTo knock an object, usually a ball.Rate it:

(5.00 / 6 votes)
go in offTo pot the cue ball accidentally after hitting the object ball.Rate it:

(5.00 / 6 votes)
hot potatoA child's game in which players pass a ball or other item between them, with the object of avoiding being left holding the item when time expires.Rate it:

(5.00 / 1 vote)
balls upThird-person singular simple present indicative form of ball up.Rate it:

(4.83 / 6 votes)
cue upThe act of taking aim on the cue ball with the cue in a game of snooker, or billiards, etc.Rate it:

(4.00 / 2 votes)
drive inTo hit the ball or reach base in such a way that a run scores.Rate it:

(4.00 / 1 vote)
drop backOf a quarterback or other player in the backfield, to take a number of steps back from the line of scrimmage immediately after the snap or hike of the ball, to avoid defenders.Rate it:

(4.00 / 2 votes)
run upOf a bowler, to run, or walk up to the bowling crease in order to bowl a ball.Rate it:

(4.00 / 4 votes)
back upFor the non-striker to take a few steps down the pitch, in preparation to taking a run, just as the bowler bowls the ball.Rate it:

(3.00 / 1 vote)

We need you!

Help us build the largest human-edited phrases collection on the web!