Across the board // At this stage in the game // The ball is in your court

Today we will review three new Expressions. Across the board, At this stage in the game, and The ball is in your court. Review the definitions below and then look at the 3 example sentences for each expression. After reviewing the information, try to make your own examples for each expression.

 

EXPRESSIONMEANING
Across the board(Applying to all)
At this stage in the game(At a particular place in a process)
The ball is in your court(It is up to you to make the next move)

ACROSS THE BOARD

#EXAMPLES
1The boss said that the cutbacks might be across the board.
2The same requirements will be applied across the board.
3The tax cuts will be across the board, so many people are worried.

AT THIS STAGE IN THE GAME

#EXAMPLES
1At this stage of the game, it’s really too late to switch partners.
2We’re past worrying about that at this stage of the game.
3We can’t do much at this stage of the game.

THE BALL IS IN YOUR COURT

#EXAMPLES
1The ball is in your court. You do something.
2We made a reasonable offer for the business, and now the ball is in their court.
3I told him that I would forgive him if he apologizes. The ball is in his court now.

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