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

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“the ball is in sb's court” in British English

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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)