HyperDic: drop_the_ball

English > 1 sense of the expression drop the ball:
VERBsocialdrop the ball, sin, blunder, boob, goofcommit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake
English > drop the ball: 1 sense > verb 1, social
MeaningCommit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymssin, blunder, boob, goof
Broadertransgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, breakAct in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
Spanishjoderla, meter la pata, pecar, pifiar

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