on the ball, be
Also, have something on the ball. Be especially capable or efficient, as in These programmers really have a lot on the ball. This term originated in baseball, where it was used for throwing a pitch with exceptional speed, spin, or some other deceptive motion. [Slang; early 1900s]
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It was little better than coal dust, and would not carry a ball fifty paces to kill or wound.
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