Mike: This report is too long! It’s has to be boiled down into two pages.
Jackie: You took the words right out of my mouth! I had the same observation.
Mike: Then; the ball is in your court, darling.
Jackie: What do you mean? Why don’t you bring it back to its original owner, Kathy? She claims that she’s a ball of fire. She has got her nose up in the air!
Mike: Kathy pales in comparison to you - you’re literally the backbone of this department.
Boil down: to simplify, summarize, or shorten.
Take the words out of someone’s mouth: say something someone else was going to say
The ball is in someone’s court: to be someone else's move, play, or turn.
A ball of fire: a person full of energy and enthusiasm.
Pale in comparison: to seem less impressive or important when compared to someone or something else.
Backbone: the part of something that makes it successful or strong.
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