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have a lot on the ball

To be attentive, knowledgeable, and quick to take action. Primarily heard in US. I'm so glad that my assistant has a lot on the ball because I'm too scatterbrained to manage my schedule on my own. I can't believe Molly got that report done so quickly—she really has a lot on the ball.
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have a lot on the ball

have a lot of ability. US
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have something/a lot on the ˈball

(American English, informal) be capable of doing a job very well; be intelligent: I think she has a lot on the ball and would make an excellent senator.
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have a lot on the ball

phr. [for someone] to have ability and knowledge and be attentive and useful. She can do it. She’s got a lot on the ball.
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