Idiom of the Week: Drop the Ball

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Meaning: To make a mistake.

Examples:

Sorry, I dropped the ball. It won’t happen again.

I really dropped the ball this time – I forgot my husband’s birthday!

If you keep dropping the ball you’re going to lose your job.

 

Pop Quiz:

Which of the following are examples of dropping the ball?

A.  Forgetting to pay your electricity bill, which results in your power being cut off.

B.  Showing up late to a job interview.

C.  Misspelling many words in an important business letter.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

A, B, and C are all correct! They’re all examples of mistakes.

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