drop the ball
- To fail in ones responsibilities or duties, or to make a mistake, especially at a critical point or when the result is very negative.
The movie ought to sputter out here, but Crowe and Cruise dont drop the ball.
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drop the ball — INFORMAL ► to make a mistake, especially by doing something in a careless or stupid way: »The staffer responsible for finding the right location had dropped the ball. Main Entry: ↑drop … Financial and business terms
drop the ball — If someone drops the ball, they are not doing their job or taking their responsibilities seriously enough and let something go wrong … The small dictionary of idiomes
drop the ball — verb commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake I blundered during the job interview • Syn: ↑sin, ↑blunder, ↑boob, ↑goof • Derivationally related forms: ↑goof (for: ↑ … Useful english dictionary
drop the ball — American, informal to make a mistake, especially by doing something in a stupid or careless way. For god s sake don t drop the ball we re relying on you … New idioms dictionary
drop the ball — tv. to fail at something; to allow something to fail. □ I didn’t want to be the one who dropped the ball, but I knew that someone would flub up. □ Sam dropped the ball, and we lost the contract … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
drop the ball — fail to do or complete a task, not follow through Who dropped the ball? I ll tell you who! We dropped the ball you and I. We need to take responsibility for our lives and our world! … English idioms
Drop\ The\ Ball — To let somebody down or to fail in an assignment, project, etc. Simon really dropped the ball for that customer … Dictionary of american slang
drop the ball — If someone drops the ball, they are not doing their job or taking their responsibilities seriously enough and let something go wrong. (Dorking School Dictionary) … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
drop the ball — mainly American mainly journalism to fail to do something that you are responsible for doing I admit it, I dropped the ball … English dictionary
drop the ball — phrasal to make a mistake especially by failing to take timely, effective, or proper action … New Collegiate Dictionary