Definitions for: Ball Up


[v] make a mess of, destroy or ruin



Synonyms: blow, bobble, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle, flub, fluff, foul up, fuck up, fumble, louse up, mess up, mishandle, muck up, muff, screw up, spoil

See Also: fail, go wrong, miscarry




Famous Quotes Containing Ball Up:


Sometimes, it's good to have a tremendous star, because everyone understands he has to get the ball.

-- Phil Simms (American Athlete)

Because in order to beat Jimmy, I had to get around the ball a little bit quicker so I wasn't always on defensive and catching the ball on last stride, that I had little more time. Once I was able to get little bit quicker, then it has helped me a lot.

-- Ivan Lendl (Czechoslovakian Athlete)

And, you know, you try and preach to them there's more to this game than just walking up to home plate, swinging the bat, fielding a ground ball. There's some dedication in it, some love you've got to put into this work.

-- Eddie Murray (American Athlete)

Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase.

-- Charles Caleb Colton (English Writer)

When I pick up the ball and it feels nice and light and small I know I'm going to have a good day. But if I picked it up and it's big and heavy, I know I'm liable to get into a little trouble.

-- Bob Feller ( Athlete)

I used to pretend that I was Tom attacking Jerry, who was drawn on the ball.

-- Monica Seles (Yugoslavian Athlete)

Welcome to the Salvation Army. I've never been associated with an offense so nice about giving the ball away.

-- Hayden Fry (American Coach)

All we can do is play ball. Every time we go out on the field, we do what we do in America - live in the freedom that our country affords us.

-- Tim Salmon ( -)

If people don't want to come out to the ball park, nobody's gonna stop 'em.

-- Yogi Berra (American Athlete)

I can do something else besides stuff a ball through a hoop. My biggest resource is my mind.

-- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (American Athlete)

Things slow down, the ball seems a lot bigger and you feel like you have more time. Everything computes - you have options, but you always take the right one.

-- John McEnroe (American Athlete)

Without the ball, you can't win.

-- Johan Cruijff (Dutch Athlete)

I wish they'd shut the gates, and let us play ball with no press and no fans.

-- Richie Allen (American Athlete)

The web site and the Internet are a whole new ball game.

-- Johnny Rivers (American Musician)

But I don't really care for directors flaring up and trying to humble some actor, which they would do to try and make an example out of them so everybody else would stay on the ball - and David wasn't anything like that.

-- Richard Farnsworth (American Actor)

If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.

-- Jack Lemmon (American Actor)

We devote our entire lives to becoming good ball players. We take batting practice until our hands bleed.

-- Willie Stargell (American Athlete)

Ozzy wanted to get us back together. It's been 20 years. We did a couple of songs during his farewell in 1992 and that got the ball rolling.

-- Geezer Butler (English Musician)

They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games.

-- Casey Stengel (American Athlete)

But through experience I learned to control my body and locate the ball.

-- Dennis Eckersley (American Athlete)

Since a month, two months ago, you know, I've started hitting the ball well. I'm playing some really good tennis. That really helps. I sort of have to motivate myself to get pumped up. It really helps my game a lot.

-- Stefan Edberg (Swedish Athlete)

We took our eye off the ball as a company.

-- Bill Ford (American Businessman)

I love to play golf, and that's my arena. And you can characterize it and describe it however you want, but I have a love and a passion for getting that ball in the hole and beating those guys.

-- Tiger Woods (American Athlete)

I worry when athletes are simply used by their universities to produce revenue, to make money for them, nothing to show at the back end. I grew up with a lot of players who had very, very tough lives after the ball started bouncing for them. And that's why I'm going to continue to fight.

-- Arnie Duncan ( -)

When the ball dropped in 1999, I was holding dough and champagne in my hands and holding my kids.

-- Method Man (American Musician)

But more important than personal awards is winning the World Series. That's the max that anyone could ask for. Let alone to have the ball in your in your glove for the final out of the World Series. That was the ultimate.

-- Dennis Eckersley (American Athlete)

Every man prefers to look at a well-shaped woman instead of a rubber ball.

-- Katarina Witt (German Athlete)

As long as I play ball, I can get any woman I want.

-- Dennis Rodman (American Athlete)

But I was so wrapped up in sports growing up as a kid, that I think I was going to grow to be a pro ball player. But I found out real quick that was not going to happen.

-- Tim McGraw (American Musician)

A lifetime contract for a coach means if you're ahead in the third quarter and moving the ball, they can't fire you.

-- Lou Holtz (American Coach)

The cast clubs were a big part of it, too. I found I wasn't getting that instant feedback I was used to with a forged blade. The sweet spot is a shade bigger, and when I didn't hit the ball dead center, I didn't know it, because it still felt great.

-- Payne Stewart (American Athlete)

As a professional writer of detective stories, I string along with the ballplayers. I love a ball game.

-- Rex Stout (American Writer)

I wanted to be a sportswriter because I loved sports and I could not hit the curve ball, the jump shot, or the opposing ball carrier.

-- Dick Schaap (American Journalist)

When I throw a ground ball, I expect it to be an out, maybe two.

-- Warren Spahn (American Athlete)

After a month or so in St. Louis, we were looking around desperately for a way to draw a few people into the ball park, it being perfectly clear by that time that the ball club wasn't going to do it unaided.

-- Bill Veeck (American Businessman)


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