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It is now someone’s responsibility or turn to take action, make a decision or respond after someone has made an offer or a proposal.


I’ve given you all the information you need to make a decision. The ball is in your court now.


The origin of this idiom comes from the game of tennis. In tennis, when one player hits the ball to the other player, the ball is said to be “in play.” The other player must then hit the ball back over the net to continue the game. When the ball is hit back to the original player, it is said to be “in their court.” This means that they now have the opportunity to hit the ball back to their opponent and continue the game.

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