From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishballsballs[plural] informal not polite a) HBHtesticles b) BRAVEcourageI didn’t have the balls to ask. c) STUPID/NOT SENSIBLE British English spoken something that is stupid or wrong SYN nonsenseThat’s a load of balls! → balls1 → ball
Examples from the Corpusballs• That guy has balls.ballsballs1 /bɔːlz $ bɒːlz/ interjection British English not polite DISAPPROVEused to show strong disapproval or disappointmentBalls to that! → balls at ball1(10)ballsballs2 verb → balls something ↔ up
Examples from the Corpusballs• Using a rounded teaspoon, shape dough into 1-inch balls.• Ours is a friendship based on an eccentric love of glass balls, an exchange of a few photographs.• Take the pictures of dancers, shot at events such as New Year's Eve balls at luxury hotels.• Trolley passengers will be shielded from errant golf balls by 12-foot - high fencing and netting on both sides.• The only gala performers currently scheduled to perform at inaugural balls the following night are Estefan, Franklin and Yearwood.• Finally 1 let Augie pitch balls to me and tried batting them.• His wife, Shirley, handed out the prizes-golf shirts, gloves, balls, umbrellas.• The next day I bring her two other glass balls, very beautiful ones.