pop fly


noun Baseball.

a high fly ball hit to the infield or immediately beyond it that can easily be caught before reaching the ground.

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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
Also called pop-up.

Origin of pop fly

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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