the ball's in your court
Meaning: If someone you're negotiating with says "the ball's in your court", they think it's your turn to make a move or make an offer.
- We've offered him ten thousand dollars a month, so the ball's in his court now.
- They know our position, so the ball's in their court. If they want to pursue the matter, they'll have to make the next move.
If you're bargaining with someone and they say "the ball's in your court" it means they think