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get on the ball

Slang definitions & phrases for get on the ball

get on the ball

verb phrase

To pay closer attention to doing something right; improve one's performance •Often an exasperated command

[1940s+; fr keep your eye on the ball, fr baseball or other ball sports]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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