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(1). To try to do too much at once, usually resulting in total, abject and complete failure.
“I like where you’re going with this, Jim, but let’s not try to boil the ocean on our first pitch. Let’s just focus on phase one of the proposal and see where it goes.”
(1). Expression used to imply someone has not taken proper action when prompted (i.e. shirking or neglecting one’s duties).
“Scott really dropped the ball on that project when he skipped the conference call. He never referred the information to the client and now they’re irate at us!”
Props to Brad for the submission.