balls

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balls

  1. plural of ball
    Can you believe he can juggle six balls at once?
  2. (slang) The testicles.
    After that shot his balls were really hurting!
  3. (uncountable, slang) Bravery, courage, chutzpah, or brazenness.
    He must have a lot of balls to talk to his boss that way.
    He's the guy with the big balls in that group.
    Balls is all that it takes to succeed.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Stephen Colbert to this entry?)
    • 1960, Carlos Fuentes, ‎Sam Hileman, Where the Air is Clear, page 80:
      Balls is all it takes to handle these people
    • 2006, Leonardo Padura, Havana Blue, page 137:
      Balls, gentlemen, balls is what you need to win at this game"
  4. (uncountable, Britain, slang) Rubbish, nonsense.
    That's a load of balls.
  5. (Britain, Ireland, slang) A balls-up; a botched job.
    Don't make a balls of it!

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balls ‎(third-person singular simple present ballses, present participle ballsing, simple past and past participle ballsed)

  1. (transitive) Speaking or acting with bravado to achieve (something)
    • 1981, Tiny Boyles, ‎Hank Nuwer, ‎& William Boyles, A Killing Trade, ISBN 0872169022, page 191:
      You're going up to the front door of that mansion and ballsing your way inside.
    • 2009, Keith Brooke, The Accord, page 135:
      The poor fuck is broken-hearted, and he thinks he is ballsing it out really well, but he isn't.
    • 2014, Claire Farrell, Make You: Stake You #2:
      He was ballsing his way through the conversation. For the first time, I caught a glimpse of something vulnerable behind the usual brashness.

balls

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of ball

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balls ‎(not comparable)

  1. (slang) Very. Intensifier.
    It is balls cold out there.

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