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ball

1. noun A very enjoyable time. The kids really had a ball at the birthday party—they won't stop talking about it! You should really come to the fair with us. It'll be a ball!
2. noun, vulgar slang A testicle. She kicked the man right in the balls when he tried to grope her in the bar. I heard Tom lost his left ball to cancer last month.
3. verb, vulgar slang To have sex (with someone). I heard they were balling in the back seat of his pickup truck. You're still dating Jenny, right? You ball her yet?

balls

1. vulgar slang The testicles. Yeah, he's not feeling so great after taking that kick to the balls!
2. rude slang Courage, guts, or gumption. Usually, but not exclusively, used in reference to males. It took serious balls to pull off a stunt like that. Wow, you told the boss to go suck an egg? You've got some balls, dude!
3. rude slang Machismo or masculinity. A: "So your new boss is a woman? I bet she's got your balls in a jar, huh?" B: "You're a sexist jerk, Tom." A: "You do all the cooking and cleaning in your house? You need to find your balls, dude!" B: "You're going to die alone."
4. rude slang An exclamation of frustration or disappointment. Balls, I left the tickets at home!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

ball

1. n. a wild time at a party; a good time. We really had a ball. See ya!
2. n. a testicle. (see also balls.) The teacher preferred “testicles” to “balls,” if they had to be mentioned at all.
3. in. to enjoy oneself. (Ambiguous with the next sense.) The whole crowd was balling and having a fine time.
4. in. to depart; to leave. It’s late. Let’s ball.
5. tv. & in. to copulate [with] someone. (Usually objectionable.) Isn’t there anything more to you than balling?
6. in. to play a ball game. (Probably a deliberate pun on sense 5) Bob’s out balling with the guys.

balls

1. n. the testicles. (Usually objectionable.) He got hit in the balls in the football game.
2. exclam. of disbelief. (Usually an exclamation: Balls! Usually objectionable.) Out of gas! Balls! I just filled it up!
3. n. courage; bravado. (Usually refers to a male, but occasionally refers to female. Usually objectionable.) He doesn’t have enough balls to do that!
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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it has broken; the ball is driven out on the School- house side, and a rush of the School carries it past the School- house players-up.
The ball has just fallen again where the two sides are thickest, and they close rapidly around it in a scrummage.
"But suddenly she made up her mind that her dress wasn't smart enough for a ball, though we thought it so lovely; and so my aunt had to take her home."
that ball!why did we wait for any thing?why not seize the pleasure at once?How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!You told us it would be so.Oh!
"If I can come again, we are still to have our ball. My father depends on it.
"Be so good as to collect and throw us back our balls," said the duke.
The gardener nodded and began to fling up the balls, which were picked up by La Ramee and the guard.
Thursday was the day of the ball; and on Wednesday morning Fanny, still unable to satisfy herself as to what she ought to wear, determined to seek the counsel of the more enlightened, and apply to Mrs.
But Miss Crawford persevered, and argued the case with so much affectionate earnestness through all the heads of William and the cross, and the ball, and herself, as to be finally successful.
And then Chance carried a little leather ball beneath the window where the old man stood; and as the child ran, laughing, to recover it, De Vac's eyes fell upon him, and his former plan for revenge melted as the fog before the noonday sun; and in its stead there opened to him the whole hideous plot of fearsome vengeance as clearly as it were writ upon the leaves of a great book that had been thrown wide before him.
The ball came to an end at midnight, and early next morning the Prince again led the Mother Dragon's mare out into the meadow.
So in the evening he appeared at the ball in his golden cloak; but before the entertainment was over he slipped away, and went straight to the stables, where he mounted his foal and rode out into the meadow to wait for the Flower Queen's daughter.
He was forty-five then and already he had begun the practice of filling his pock- ets with the scraps of paper that became hard balls and were thrown away.
"Yes, sir, she's wonderfully improved; she's not the same creature that she was; it's `the Birtwick balls', sir," said John, laughing.
The meat is made into balls about the size of billiard balls, and being well seasoned and spiced might be taken for turtle-balls or veal balls.