Meaning: To make a mistake.
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.
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.
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A, B, and C are all correct! They’re all examples of mistakes.