the ball is in one's court

Definition of the ball is in one's court

  1. :  burdened with expectations or requirements for something What do you think we should do about the project? The ball is in your court.

Word by Word Definitions

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

courtplay
  1. :  the residence or establishment of a sovereign or similar dignitary

    :  a sovereign's formal assembly of councillors and officers

    :  the sovereign and officers and advisers who are the governing power

  1. :  to seek to gain or achieve

    :  allure, tempt

    :  to act so as to invite or provoke


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