Idiom of the Week – Week 12

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

“the ball is in your court”: it’s your turn to take action, the next step is up to you

Example 1:  We’ve formally presented ourselves and provided a detailed bid – now the ball’s in their court.

Example 2:  You’ve offered him the job? Then the ball’s in his court.

Mindy Ehrhart Krull
About the author

Originally from the US, Mindy Ehrhart Krull holds a master's degree in journalism and has been teaching English and working as an author, editor and proofreader in Germany since 2008.

At DELS, she leads a team of several English trainers and language professionals.

Cookie Consent Banner von Real Cookie Banner