keep the ball rolling


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keep the ball rolling

- An allusion to rugby or bandy.
See also related terms for rolling.
Translations
يَجْعَلُ الشَّيئ مُستَمِرّا
halda hlutunum gangandi, brjóta ísinn
rozbehnúťrozprúdiť

ball1

(boːl) noun
1. anything roughly round in shape. a ball of wool.
2. a round object used in games. a tennis ball.
3. balls (plural) (slang) testicles.
ˌball-ˈbearings noun plural
in machinery etc, small steel balls that help the revolving of one part over another.
ˈballcock noun
a valve in a cistern.
ˈballpoint noun
a pen having a tiny ball as the writing point.
adjective
a ballpoint pen.
on the ball
quick, alert and up-to-date. The new manager is really on the ball.
start/set, keep the ball rolling
to start or keep something going, especially a conversation. He can be relied on to start the ball rolling at parties.
References in periodicals archive ?
We're looking forward to him and hopefully he can keep the ball rolling.
The reigning champions are looking genuine contenders for the trophy again this year and will aim to keep the ball rolling during the course of a home double-header in the next 48 hours against Leicestershire Foxes tonight and Yorkshire Vikings on Sunday.
We're just trying to keep the ball rolling now, play our brand of rugby and keep on getting better.
The 34-year-old Adelade native hopes that his play in the upcoming tournament will keep the ball rolling along with McIlroy and Jordan Sapieth, whose presence will boost more attention to the golfing scene.
It would be great to keep the ball rolling because we are in a tough couple of weeks with the T20 quarter-final, a lot of one-dayers and then back into the championship.
Now, backed by its previous successes in the annual fundraising campaign, the team hopes to keep the ball rolling by exchanging tokens for cash to purchase footballs and training aids.
But it's the personalities within the group which keep the ball rolling while constantly threatening to blow it apart.
30pm MUNSTER and Leinster look to have the Pro12 semi-final berths sewn up already and both are odds-on to keep the ball rolling tonight, writes Graham Woods.
Although it seems slightly churlish to complain about a surfeit of comedy with half-adozen comedians - plus Neil Fitzmaurice bobbing on between each to keep the ball rolling - the evening was long.
A CLUB which founded the Huddersfield cricket league hopes some Wish 2013 cash will keep the ball rolling.
And it is also aiming to help keep the ball rolling on progress made by senior team players, to keep them competing at the highest level across the country.
We've had such a wonderful response to previous events and we really want to keep the ball rolling," said co-organiser Christopher Rees.