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something on the ball

Slang definitions & phrases for something on the ball

something on the ball

noun phrase

Talent; skill; ability: a guy with something on the ball

[1912+; fr the curve, speed, etc, that a baseball pitcher puts on the ball]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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