keep one's eye on the ball

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Definition of keep one's eye on the ball

informal
: to continue thinking about or giving attention to something important : to stay focused She really needs to keep her eye on the ball if she wants to win the election.

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“Keep one's eye on the ball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keep%20one%27s%20eye%20on%20the%20ball. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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