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:


You can't win if nobody catches the ball in the outfield. You're only as good as the team you have behind you.

-- Jim Palmer (American Athlete)

I never played with a runner in my entire life, even in schools, because only I know where the ball is going and how hard, when I hit the ball, something my runner will never know about.

-- Sachin Tendulkar (Indian Athlete)

She's probably in denial that she's a great big ball of insecurity and I'm quite well aware that I am one.

-- Boy George (English Musician)

Joe Torre would tell you to make sure you can hit the ball on the outside part of the plate.

-- Dale Murphy (American Athlete)

It will always be the ball and me.

-- Tiger Woods (American Athlete)

My object is to stop the guy with the ball before he gains another inch.

-- Dick Lane (American Athlete)

By the time you get to your ball, if you don't know what to do with it, try another sport.

-- Julius Boros (American Athlete)

It's only a hitch when you're in a slump. When you're hitting the ball its called rhythm.

-- Eddie Mathews (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 ( -)

There is no more reason to think that they expected the world to remain static than there is to think that any of us holds a crystal ball. The only way to create a foundational document that could stand the test of time was to build in enough flexibility that later generations would be able to adapt it to their own needs and uses.

-- Diane Wood (American Judge)

Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.

-- Salman Rushdie (Indian Novelist)

When I got to professional ball I used to play 150 games every year. It depends on how many games there was.

-- Willie Mays (American Athlete)

Where the ball went was up to heaven. Sometimes I threw the ball clean up into the stands.

-- Bob Feller ( Athlete)

I learned to approach racing like a game of billiards. If you bash the ball too hard, you get nowhere. As you handle the cue properly, you drive with more finesse.

-- Juan Manuel Fangio (Argentinian Celebrity)

You know, I was crap. But I had the commitment, and I had the understanding, that the basis of football is skill on the ball, and if you spend the time with it, you're gonna reap the rewards.

-- Craig Johnston (South African Athlete)

My entire life has been an attempt to get back to the kind of feelings you have on a field. The sense of brotherhood, the esprit de corps, the focus - there being no past or future, just the ball. As trite as it sounds, I was happiest playing ball.

-- David Duchovny (American Actor)

At times those skills were really hard to do because not only was I having to contend with the camera, but I was having to learn these new skills and the ball was always kind of doing what you didn't want it to do. So it got a little bit frustrating at times but we got there.

-- Parminder Nagra (English Actress)

While all the other kids were out playing ball and stuff, I used to stay in my room and imagine that there was a camera in the wall. And I used to really believe that I was putting on a television show and that it was going out to somewhere in the world.

-- Andy Kaufman (American Comedian)

Fortunately, it doesn't seem to have made a lot of difference to my audience that I'm as bald as a billiard ball!

-- James Taylor ( Musician)

Back then, my idol was Bugs Bunny, because I saw a cartoon of him playing ball - you know, the one where he plays every position himself with nobody else on the field but him? Now that I think of it, Bugs is still my idol. You have to love a ballplayer like that.

-- Nomar Garciaparra (American Athlete)

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)

If you're a goalkeeper, it doesn't matter what you save the ball with - if you keep it out, it's not a goal.

-- Mark Lawrenson (English Athlete)

I also played with Jimi Hendrix. Jimi would come down and sit in with Retaliation and we would have a ball. He offered me the gig with him at 20 pounds a week, which at that point, was like 60 bucks.

-- Aynsley Dunbar (English Musician)

He hits the ball a long way and he knows how to win.

-- Gary McCord (American Athlete)

I like reading Ball Tongue lyrics and all that stuff. And they published a book, and I wouldn't give my lyrics, and it's all wrong in the book, and I giggle. It's funny.

-- Jonathan Davis (American Musician)

Cyclists, I work with a number of cyclists. They are great athletes; they are great aerobic athletes. If you ask them to hit a baseball or golf ball, they can't do that.

-- Eric Heiden (American Athlete)

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

-- Charles Caleb Colton (English Writer)

You just listen to the ball and bat come together. They make an awful noise.

-- Darrell Johnson (American Athlete)

I always keep a ball in the car. You never know.

-- Hakeem Olajuwon (Nigerian Athlete)

I always thought I could play pro ball. I had confidence in my ability, You have to. If you don't who will?

-- Johnny Unitas (American Athlete)

Imagine the ball has little legs, and chop them off.

-- Henry Cotton (British Athlete)

When I played Leonardo DiCaprio's mother, they liked that Leo had very hooded eyes and a rounded nose with a ball. They said, They look like they could be mother and son.

-- Ellen Barkin (American Actress)

By that time I was thinking a little about pro ball and hopeful that someone would draft me.

-- Jack Youngblood (American Athlete)

Ross Perot. I could have had a ball with him.

-- Rich Little (Canadian Comedian)

The ultimate judge of your swing is the flight of the ball.

-- Ben Hogan (American Athlete)


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