keep the ball rolling

Definition of keep the ball rolling

informal

  1. :  to cause an activity or process to continue I've started the preparations for the party, but it's up to you to keep the ball rolling.

Word by Word Definitions

keepplay
  1. :  to retain in one's possession or power

    :  to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing

    :  to have in control

  1. :  the means or provisions by which one is kept

    :  one that keeps or protects: such as

    :  fortress, castle

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

rollplay rolling
  1. :  a written document that may be rolled up :  scroll

    :  a document containing an official or formal record

    :  a manuscript book

  1. :  to impel forward by causing to turn over and over on a surface

    :  to cause to revolve by turning over and over on or as if on an axis

    :  to cause to move in a circular manner

  1. :  a sound produced by rapid strokes on a drum

    :  a sonorous and often rhythmical flow of speech

    :  a heavy reverberatory sound


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