Definition of “take your eye off the ball” - English Dictionary

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“take your eye off the ball” in British English

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take your eye off the ball

to not give your attention 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)

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