have something on the ball

have something on the ball

To be attentive, knowledgeable, and quick to take action. Primarily heard in US. I'm so glad that my assistant has something 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 something on the ball.
See also: ball, have, on, something

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.
See also: ball, have, lot, on, something
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