English Expression: drop the ball

English Expression: Drop the ball

English Expression: drop the ball. I have to admit, I love baseball expressions. It’s a sport I started playing at age 6. And I promise that it was never a good thing to ‘drop the ball’. That’s why it is such a good way of expressing how you feel about a mistake you have made.

DROP THE BALL

  • to make a mistake by not doing something you should have done
  • to miss out on an opportunity because you didn’t do something you should have done
    • Joe dropped the ball and waited to too long to ask her out. She’s already dating someone new.
    • I really dropped the ball at work and am worried about getting fired.
    • Don’t drop the ball! We are all counting on you.

Expressions in English

Now that you have learned English Expression: drop the ball, take a look at our other Expression Session posts:
Expression Session: kill time
Expression Session: waste of time

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