the ball is in one's court

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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.

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“The ball is in one's court.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20ball%20is%20in%20one's%20court. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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