What si the meaning of "Volley back" in:
"No one can volley back at George. They are too scared"
That was said by Sandra Bullock about Goerge Lopez after the latter mocks at her and the interviewer after which Sandra mocked at Goerge, too.
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I thought of tennis, where people call a return a volley.
I also immediately thought of the tennis analogy. To "volley" specifically means to hit the ball back before it bounces and is usually an attacking return shot.
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Unless they are actually playing a sport, "volley back" means to "reply".
Last edited by 5jj; 04-Mar-2011 at 20:06.
When people "throw" little insults at each other, usually in turn, they are said to be having "verbal volley." To "volley back" does, indeed, mean to reply.
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