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long ball2

noun

in baseball or softball, a ball hit deep into the outfield and not caught, thereby allowing the hitter to reach second or third base

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  • In such circumstances a long ball is an impossibility, and a straight one a matter of exceeding doubt.

  • To some golfers this may be a dangerous truth, but it must be told: it is accuracy and strength which make the long ball.

  • He drove a long ball, and he drove a great many that did not return in his bag.

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Slang definitions & phrases for long ball

long ball

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go for the long ball

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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