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The meaning of "on the ball"

" On the ball "
Meaning:
With a good understanding of a situation and a readiness to act.
Example:
I gave him the predicted profits and he immediately knew they were wrong and sold the stock. He was really on the ball financially.
Where did it originate?:
USA. Deriving from the expression 'keep your eye on the ball'.
Where is it used?:
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