There are a lot of sports metaphors in the U.S., so I can say, this is just the beginning of sports idioms. This post deals with balls. How to handle them and how to use balls as an idiom to talk about life, your place, and your feeling about being in a world where you have to be "on the ball" or at least have a pair -if you are going to make any progress in work and life as well. If you are behind the 8-ball, then things are not going your way. Read this post and see if you understand the meaning of the ball metaphors I have used.
What do the idioms I have mentioned mean? Were you able to guess what they could mean? If the ball is in your court, then you need to react or respond to something. If you are on the ball, then you can quickly assess a situation or know how to respond to a situation. Are you going to play ball? -means are you going to go along with the suggestion and be a team player. Don't drop the ball means handle your business and don't become so overwhelmed with tasks that you miss deadlines, appointments, ect.. I hope you've enjoyed this week's issue of the Bauenglish blog. Don't forget to stop by Facebook and say hello.
ANNABELLE B-BAUMANN, Communication Coach
"Annabelle I've learned alot from you .....with your friendly art and your diversified lessons... it is never boring!!!" -Doris, BASF
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