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be on the ball

C1 to be ​quick to ​understand and ​react to things: I didn't ​sleep well last ​night and I'm not really on the ball today.
(Definition of be on the ball from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be on the ball”
in Chinese (Simplified) 机灵,灵敏…
in Turkish kolay kavrayıp hemen anlamak ve tepki vermek…
in Russian быть расторопным…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機靈,靈敏…
in Polish być czujnym…
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