Baseball is one of the most popular sports in the United States. There are many expressions – ‘idioms’ – used commonly that come from baseball. A few examples:
- Someone who is “on the ball” is a person you trust to get something done. They are knowledgeable and responsible.
- Someone who “strikes out” fails at something (there are other meanings too).
For example: He asked for her phone number, but he struck out.
- If you “Go to bat” for someone, it means that you help or support them.