Meaning: to agree to do something the way someone else wants you to; to cooperate with or act fairly with someone; to do business with someone
- I wanted to work together like a team, but not everyone would play ball.
- We tried to all wear the red clothes for the New Year’s party, but Joe wouldn’t play ball and wore yellow.
- The student tried to bribe his teacher so he would get a good grade on the test, but the teacher wouldn’t play ball and gave the student a fair grade.
|Pop Quiz: When will you be playing ball?|
For the answer, continue reading…
Answer: Number 2 is the right answer – because your daughter wants to pretend she’s serving you tea, and you cooperate… you play ball!
Now, try to find a way to use this idiom in your conversation today!