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Spoken English Course Day 29

Spoken English Course Day 29

Date: Mar 30 2011

主題: 成語和俚語

作者: andylu2

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I met a friend today at a pub.  Actually I was there with someone else but I saw him randomly. 

Anyway, he seemed good.  He seemed happy and very successful in business.  He was "on the ball".

This is the phrase for today and it's a true story.  I think that "on the ball" is a phrase that originally came from sports, probably baseball.  

Anyway, the way we really use it is a little different.  We say someone is "on the ball" when they are doing very well in life or just very sharp.

Being on the ball means you move quickly and you are clear.  It's a bit like the feeling of having a coffee and a healthy mind.  If you start like that and are handling things well, you are "on the ball", at least for that moment.

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leen free

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

i hope speak english . good

 

05:26 PM Apr 10 2011 |

leen free

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

i hope speak english . good

 

05:26 PM Apr 10 2011 |

Twile

Twile

Tanzania, United Republic Of

I like that!

09:48 PM Apr 09 2011 |

Twile

Twile

Tanzania, United Republic Of

Yeah, keep on moving!

09:23 PM Apr 09 2011 |

FoR_YoU

FoR_YoU

Azerbaijan

so i`m on the ball,because i won the first place today in the contest

04:12 PM Apr 09 2011 |

Alburt

Alburt

China

where is the day 30?

02:56 AM Apr 06 2011 |

Alburt

Alburt

China

where is the day 30?

02:56 AM Apr 06 2011 |

murad ali

murad ali

Yemen

so  nice to be on the bal

05:39 AM Apr 02 2011 |

vik32

vik32

India

i also wnt to be on the ball with my interviews…!!! 

07:11 AM Apr 01 2011 |

alpha girl

alpha girl

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Dear Pouria,I haven't heard that phrase, but there is a phrase;"on top of the world" which means extremly happy.

03:34 AM Apr 01 2011 |

Sir_pouria_H

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I have a question. Is this phrase as same as ” on top of the ladder”?

01:33 PM Mar 31 2011 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Very good explanation Andy, you're "on the ball" with your lessons!

06:51 AM Mar 31 2011 |

Zambuka

Zambuka

United States

I’m on the ball :) hope this will last for good :)

06:04 AM Mar 31 2011 |

♫Anna♥

♫Anna♥

Russian Federation

 thanks for this lesson!!! I will try to be always on the ball!!!!

10:56 PM Mar 30 2011 |

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