Definition of “take the ball and run with it” - English Dictionary

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“take the ball and run with it” in American English

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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)