Definition of keep the ball rolling in English:

keep the ball rolling


  • Maintain the momentum of an activity.

    ‘Her duty was to breezily keep the ball rolling, maintaining the appearance of a freewheeling, open dialogue while steering the topic in positive directions.’
    • ‘A bingo session on Wednesday and a quiz night on Thursday kept the ball rolling ahead of tomorrow's showcase event.’
    • ‘Mr Knight told the Evening Press today: ‘I hope I can keep the ball rolling on this.’’
    • ‘The €150,000 I am allocating today will keep the ball rolling.’
    • ‘To keep the ball rolling, I thought I'd share five key themes that resonated for everyone who attended the conference.’
    • ‘We've got to keep the ball rolling, otherwise the whole thing could collapse.’
    • ‘However, we still need to make a constant and vigilant effort to keep the ball rolling.’
    • ‘You have to set certain goals on a short term basis to keep the ball rolling.’
    • ‘However the economic decision was made years ago and it has been political will that has kept the ball rolling.’
    • ‘‘We're getting better, and we just hope we can keep the ball rolling in the right direction,’ said Edwards.’