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3 English idioms with BALL

In honor of the 2014 World Cup let's learn 3 idioms that use the word...


To get the ball rolling. = To get something started.
"I hoped that meeting with the senior mangers would get the ball rolling, but the new project still hasn't started."

To keep your eye on the ball. = To remain alert.
"In business you need to keep your eye on the ball at all times. It's a competitive world today!"

To be on the ball = To be quick to understand and react to things; well informed
"I didn't sleep well last night so I'm not really on the ball today."

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