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Meaning of “take your eye off the ball” in the English Dictionary

"take your eye off the ball" in British English

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take your eye off the ball

to not give ​yourattention to what you are doing at the ​time: If you're a ​manager, you can't ​afford to take ​your eye off the ​ball for one ​minute.
(Definition of take your eye off the ball from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “take your eye off the ball”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不注意, 不小心…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不留神, 不小心…
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