up to bat

up to bat

Having one's turn or chance to do something. Originates from baseball, referring to the player whose turn it is to try to hit the ball. Primarily heard in South Africa. Okay, we've heard from the editorial and marketing staff. Ms. Smith, you and the financial department are up to bat next.
See also: bat, to, up
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