the ball is in someone’s court

the ball is in (one's) court

One has the responsibility for further action, especially after someone else previously held responsibility. The phrase originated in tennis. Well, they invited you, so the ball is in your court now. Do you want to go out with them or not?
See also: ball, court

the ball is in someone’s court

phr. to be someone else’s move, play, or turn. I can’t do anything as long as the ball is in John’s court.
See also: ball, court