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Johnny-come-latelyA newcomer; a novice; an upstart.
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Johnny-one-noteA person (or organization) who often expresses a strong opinion or viewpoint on a single subject or a few particular subjects.
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Johnny-one-noteAn opinion or viewpoint on a single subject or a few particular subjects which is frequently expressed by a person or organization.
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rubber johnnycondom
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stage-door JohnnyA man who is infatuated with one or more theatrical actresses and who routinely lingers in and around theatres in an effort to meet and form relationships with the female object(s) of his affection.
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stage-door JohnnyA devoted fan of live theatre and of performing artists, who habitually spends time in and around theatres.
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ball upTo crush into a ball shape.
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ball upTo hunch over and pull in one's arms and legs.
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ball of fireA person who is especially hard-working, high-achieving, ambitious, or active.
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ball-breakerA person or task which is excessively demanding or punishing.
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behind the eight ballAt a disadvantage.
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behind the eight-ballIn a difficult situation or tight spot.
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drop the ballTo fail in one's responsibilities or duties, or to make a mistake, especially at a critical point or when the result is very negative.
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get the ball rollingTo begin; to start some action; to set in motion.
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ground ball with eyesA weakly hit ground ball that barely evades the infielders.
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have a ballTo enjoy thoroughly; to have lots of fun or excitement.
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head-the-balla stupid person; a nutcase
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if there's grass on the pitch, play ballOnce someone has grown pubic hair or started puberty, they are sexually accessible.
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keep one's eye on the ballMy ethos has always been to be very straight with people, tell it as it is. It doesn't often make people happy but I found that over a period of time it's better to be that way. So being straight, also being very focused on your objectives, keep your eye on the ball and not get deflected away from it.
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keep one's eye on the ballTo maintain one's concentration fixed on one important theme.
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keep your eye on the ballRemain Focused, Determined, Alert
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on the ballAlert, active, or attentive; on top of things.
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on the ballBeing in control of the ball.
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play ballAn expression used at the beginning of a game of baseball.
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play ballTo start anything tumultuous.
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play ballTo work together; to cooperate.
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take one's ball and go homeTo cease participating in an activity that has turned to one's disadvantage, especially out of spite, or in a way that prevents others from participating as well.
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take one's eye off the ballTo lose one's concentration on what is most important.
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that's the way the ball bouncesThat is the way things happen
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thats the way the ball bouncesthe realization in life that one can expect occurrences which are as unpredictable as the manner in which a thrown ball bounces
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the ball is in someone's courtIt is someone's turn to do something; often making a decision.
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the ball is in your courtIt is your turn to do something; often making a decision.
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wait for the ball to dropTo wait in expectation of an occurrence.
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whole ball of waxThe entire or overall plan, concept or action.
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whole ball of waxEverything of a similar or related nature; everything necessary for a particular purpose.
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balls upThird-person singular simple present indicative form of ball up.
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bat awayTo knock an object, usually a ball.
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go in offTo pot the cue ball accidentally after hitting the object ball.
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cue upThe act of taking aim on the cue ball with the cue in a game of snooker, or billiards, etc.
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drop backOf a quarterback or other player in the backfield, to take a number of steps back from the line of scrimmage immediately after the snap or hike of the ball, to avoid defenders.
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run upOf a bowler, to run, or walk up to the bowling crease in order to bowl a ball.
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back upFor the non-striker to take a few steps down the pitch, in preparation to taking a run, just as the bowler bowls the ball.
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back upSo as to stop the ball, and prevent overthrows.
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double upAfter a fly ball has been caught.
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knock upTo gently hit the ball back and forth before a tennis match, as practice or warm-up, and to gauge the state of the playing surface, lighting, etc. See knock-up.
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body EnglishA body motion made to coax an object already propelled go in a desired direction. For example, a nervous leaning or twisting movement while playing sports such as golf or bowling, to "persuade" the ball to go in a desired direction.
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bottom edgeA deflection of a ball off of the bottom edge of a bat, onto the ground and potentially into the wicket.
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bottom edgeTo hit the ball with the bottom edge of the bat.
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bunny hopA ground ball that hops along the field instead of rolling.
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catch outTo put a batsman out by catching the batted ball before it touches the ground.
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