Jonathan called Kearns two weeks later but threw her a curve ball.
Similarly, the symbolically significant date of November 29 adds a second curve ball.
I want you to take a picture of my curve ball, answered Joe.
“I knew it would be a curve ball,” Devore told me after the game.
I met Dick Talbot this morning and he promised to come over and take a film of my curve ball in a day or two.
Lisud saw-un ang búla nga naglikuy, It is hard to catch a curve ball.
I pitched a curve ball that was meant for the outside corner, but cut the plate better than I intended.
early 15c. (implied in curved), from Latin curvus "crooked, curved, bent," and curvare "to bend," both from PIE root *(s)ker- "to turn, bend" (see ring (n.)).
1690s, "curved line," from curve (v.). With reference to the female figure (usually plural, curves), from 1862; as a type of baseball pitch, from 1879.
A line or surface that deviates from straightness in a smooth, continuous fashion.
Something characterized by such a line or surface, especially a rounded line or contour of the human body.
A curved line representing variations in data on a graph.
Something tricky and unexpected; a sly maneuver: Barring another last-minute curve ball from Lorenzo, Ueberroth is expected to win the battle for Eastern Airlines (1940s+)