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carry the ball

Definition of carry the ball

US informal

  1. :  to have the responsibility for doing something <No one else is available to make the arrangements, so it's up to you to carry the ball.>



Word by Word Definitions

carryplay
  1. :  to move while supporting :  transport

    :  to convey by direct communication

    :  conduct, escort

  1. :  carrying power

    :  the range of a gun or projectile or of a struck or thrown ball

    :  portage

ballplay
  1. :  a round or roundish body or mass: as

    :  a spherical or ovoid body used in a game or sport

    :  earth, globe

  1. :  to form or gather into a ball

    :  to form or gather into a ball

  1. :  a large formal gathering for social dancing

    :  a very pleasant experience :  a good time


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