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    keep the ball rolling

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    A grant of half a million with a subsidy of, say, twenty-five thousand pounds a year would set and keep the ball a-rolling.

    keep the ball rolling = keep an undertaking from flagging

    Thanks for your efforts.



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    Re: keep the ball rolling

    Yes - that's fine.


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