Meaning of “the ball is in sb's court” in the English Dictionary

british dictionary

"the ball is in sb's court" in British English

See all translations

the ball is in sb's court

If the ball is in someone's court, they have to do something before any progress can be made in a situation:

It's up to you what to do - the ball is in your court now.

(Definition of “the ball is in sb's court” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)