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The ball鈥檚 in your court

The ball鈥檚 in your court

By Caroline Lane

TP 201810 slang 01

灏辩湅浣犵殑浜

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濂逛細鍚屾剰鍛紵杩樻槸鎷掔粷鍛紵

 

Tammy and Peter have been good friends since they were young. They鈥檙e about to enter college now, but up until then, they have spent almost every day eating, playing, and doing their homework together. Indeed, they were best friends when they were in elementary school, but since the two entered high school, Peter has developed feelings for Tammy.

 

Very soon, Tammy and Peter are going to separate because they are going to colleges in different states. Not wanting to let Tammy go without telling her about his feelings, Peter mustered courage one day and said to Tammy, 鈥淗ey, so I know that we鈥檙e going to separate soon, but I don鈥檛 want to hide this from you anymore. I have a lot of fun when I鈥檓 around you and I want to make you happy even after we part. We鈥檝e been best friends all this time, but in fact I do like you quite a bit and would love to be your boyfriend. What do you think? Would you鈥 like to be my girlfriend?鈥

 

Tammy was shocked to hear this as she had only considered Peter as her best friend so far. That being said, she does realize how nicely Peter treats her. The only thing that鈥檚 pulling her back from saying yes is that they鈥檙e going to part soon, and college is a whole new adventure for both of them.

 

鈥淭hat鈥檚 really sweet, Peter. But鈥 I鈥檓 not sure if I can give you an answer right now.鈥 Tammy replied. As understanding as Peter is, he said in a light tone, 鈥淣o problem, the ball鈥檚 in your court, so just let me know after you鈥檝e thought things through.鈥

 

Obviously, Tammy and Peter are not playing any ball games, but imagine that you have a ball in your court. You are now the one to serve the ball, meaning that you have some kind of control over the game to be played. Therefore, 鈥渢he ball鈥檚 in your court鈥 means that it鈥檚 up to you and the decision is yours to make. In Chinese, this phrase is translated to 璇ヤ綘琛屽姩浜嗭紝灏辩湅浣犵殑浜 g膩i n菒 x铆ng d貌ng li菐o锛 ji霉 k脿n n菒 d铆 li菐o. So, it鈥檚 up to Tammy to make a decision whether or not she and Peter would become a couple.

 

Would she say yes? Or would she say no?

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