on the ball


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on the ball

Inf. knowledgeable; competent; attentive. (See also have something on the ball.) This guy is really on the ball. If you were on the ball, this wouldn't have happened.
See also: ball, on

on the ball

active and aware of things Their staff seems to be really on the ball, able to get projects done on time.
Related vocabulary: keep your eye on the ball
See also: ball, on

on the ball

mod. knowledgeable; competent; attentive. (see also have a lot on the ball.) If you were on the ball, this wouldn’t have happened.
See also: ball, on

on the ball

Informal
1. Alert, competent, or efficient: a teacher who is really on the ball.
2. Relating to qualities, such as competence, skill, or knowledge, that are necessary for success: a manager who has a lot on the ball; a student who has nothing on the ball.
See also: ball, on