In addition, because House Democrats were cut out of the negotiations over the bill, they don't feel any incentive to play ball.
Who else in the congressional Republican caucus does the White House think it can play ball with?
The order that Gonzales made clear but not explicit was easy to interpret: play ball or put your backside in the U-Haul.
He refused to play ball with a New York Times Magazine cover piece as well, granting access only to the softer-focus Parade.
He needs to play ball—and if he does, the YouTube gods will probably smile on him.
And, not only will they watch to see how you play ball, but how you act under all sorts of cross-fire, and in emergencies.
The stranger said to Spread Feather, "I would like to play ball with you."
I argued from the fact that when our school nine wished to play ball it was forced into the suburbs to search for a vacant lot.
Study just as you play ball when you are trying to make a place on the team.
Yes, this is the first time you have seen her; now stop jawing and play ball.
"round object," Old English *beal, from or corresponding to Old Norse bollr "ball," from Proto-Germanic *balluz (cf. Old High German ballo, German Ball), from PIE root *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (see bole).
Meaning "testicle" is from early 14c. Ball of the foot is from mid-14c. A ball as an object in a sports game is recorded from c.1200; To have the ball "hold the advantage" is from c.1400. To be on the ball is 1912, from sports. Ball-point pen first recorded 1946. Ball of fire when first recorded in 1821 referred to "a glass of brandy;" as "spectacularly successful striver" it is c.1900.
"dancing party," 1630s, from French, from Old French baller "to dance," from Late Latin ballare "to dance," from Greek ballizein "to dance, jump about" (see ballistics). Hence, "very enjoyable time," 1945, American English slang, perhaps back to 1930s in black slang.
A spherical object or mass.
A large pill or bolus.
[fr baseball; the first date refers to the first record of a baseball umpire's call Play ball!]
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