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on the ball

on the ball  {adj. phr.},  {informal}
1. Внимательный и старательный. — Исп. после "is" или "get".
Ben is really on the ball in school.
The coach told Jim he must get on the ball or he cannot stay on the team.
2. Навыки или умения, делающие кого-л. способным к чему-л.
John will succeed in life; he has a lot on the ball.
The coach was eager to try out his new team and see what they had on the ball.
Категории: (исп.) {adj. phr.} {informal}