the ball is in sb's court Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “the ball is in sb's court” in the English 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 ​yourcourt now.
(Definition of the ball is in sb's court from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the ball is in sb's court”
in Chinese (Simplified) 轮到(某人)作出反应(或采取行动)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 輪到(某人)作出反應(或採取行動)…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

hipster

someone who is very influenced by the most recent ideas and fashions

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More