Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “take the ball and run with it”

take the ball and run with it

(also pick up the ball and run with it)
to continue an activity or process that someone else has started , often when that person could not finish it or make it work : We had a very vague idea of what we wanted , but the marketing team just took the ball and ran with it.
(Definition of take the ball and run with it from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Word of the Day

chef

a skilled and trained cook who works in a hotel or restaurant, especially the most important cook

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More