Значение идиомы on the ball

[on the ball] {adj. phr.}, {informal} 1. Paying attention and doingthings well. – Used after “is” or “get”.

Ben is really on the ballin school.

The coach told Jim he must get on the ball or he cannotstay on the team.

Compare: GET WITH IT, HEADS-UP, KEEP ONE’S EYE ONTHE BALL. 2. That is a skill or ability; making you good at things. – Used after “have”.

John will succeed in life; he has a lot on theball.

The coach was eager to try out his new team and see whatthey had on the ball.

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