the ball is in one's court

Definition of the ball is in one's court

: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

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

  2. : a sovereign's formal assembly of councillors and officers

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

  1. : to seek to gain or achieve

  2. : allure, tempt

  3. : to act so as to invite or provoke


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