Synonyms and Antonyms of dropping the ball
to make a mistake
- I'm so sorry I dropped the ball and forgot to buy the wine for the dinner party.
blundering, boobing [British], erring, flubbing, fluffing, fouling up, fumbling, goofing (up), lousing up, messing (up), screwing up, slipping up, stumbling, tripping
bobbling, botching, bungling, butchering, foozling, mangling, mishandling, muffing, murdering
miscalculating, misconceiving, miscounting, miscuing, misdeeming, misgauging (also misgaging), misjudging, mistaking
misconstruing, misinterpreting, misunderstanding