March 15, 2010

the ball is in your court

Posted in Idioms at 8:48 pm by Feng

the ball is in your court – it’s up to you to decide or take the next step [UseEnglish]

If you play tennis with someone, and the ball is in your court, then it’s your turn to hit it back. That is of course the literary meaning of the idiom. If someone tells you “the ball is in your court“, it’s time for you to take action now.

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