WORDS, WORDS, WORDS
Out in left field – Odd/strange or confused
Ex: That guy is really out in left field. When I ask him for the time, he said it was raining in Mexico!
Drop the ball – Make a mistake
Ex : He really dropped the ball by not handing in his report on time.
Step up to the plate – Take responsibility
Ex: Susan has been letting all of her co-workers do her work. She needs to step up to the plate and do her own work or she’ll get fired.
A curveball – Something unexpected
Ex: The teacher threw us a real curveball when she gave us a surprise quiz!
Take a raincheck – Postpone something
Ex: I’m not feeling well, so maybe I can take a raincheck on our meeting.
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