Hello and welcome!
Our idiom this week is on the ball – a phrase I found myself using this week while talking to my daughter.
Theidioms.com tells us that on the ball means:
alert to new trends, ideas, and methods
knowledgeable and competent
alert, in command of senses, attentive
understands the situation well
quick to understand and react to a situation
(Yes my daughter was on the ball 🙂 )
They also tell us: This phrase originated in sports, specifically in ball games where the players were asked to keep their “eyes on the ball.” The current usage of the expression began in the 1900s and it is a shorter version of the original term, ‘keep your eye on the ball.’ This phrase is first seen in sports, such as baseball, cricket, and golf. The oldest citation in prints dates back to 1864. Source: theidioms.com
Do you use this phrase?