keep the ball rolling

idiom

Definition of keep the ball rolling

informal
: 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.

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“Keep the ball rolling.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keep%20the%20ball%20rolling. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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