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phrases using baseball lingo
Hit a home run
To give an excellent performance or to do an outstanding job
Yuko hit a home run with her speech to the management team.
The 2nd inning
Early in the timeline of a project or process
We are only in the 2nd inning so it is too early to talk about quitting.
the 4th or 5th inning would be considered the middle and the 8th or 9th inning would be considered near the end of the project or process.
Hit a double (get to 2nd base on one hit)
To accomplish two tasks instead of one
Mieko hit a double when she sold her customer a computer and a cell phone.
Won't get to first base
Fail early by using the wrong approach or technique to begin a project
Ms. Yoshida won't get to first base with that terrible sales pitch.
To fail repeatedly at a task
Mr. Tanaka will be fired if he keeps striking out.