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Drop the ball

English Meaning 1

Fail to do what is expected due to confusion or lack of concentration

English Example 1

“He dropped the ball and we lost the contract”
“What happened?”
“He didn’t get the advertising in before deadline, so, he’s out”

English Meaning 2

(same as meaning 1)

English Example 2

“I feel too busy and stressed this week, I don’t want to be the one to drop the ball so I’m just doing it slowly and carefully”


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