Daily Archives: July 30, 2012

Don’t Drop The Ball!

“He dropped the ball,” is an American idiom we use to  describe someone who didn’t do the job right.  Or  failed to complete an assignment.  Or can’t be depended on.  Or blundered in some way.  It means to make an error, or to miss an opportunity.  For instance, we say “the goal was in sight, but John dropped the ball.” Do you know where the expression originated? Continue reading

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