make a pitch for

make a pitch for something

to try to persuade people to support you or give you something The union made a pitch for a reduction in working hours.
See queer pitch
See also: make, pitch

make a pitch for

Say or do something in support of someone or something, as in That announcer really made a pitch for Sunday's concert, or Her agent's been making a pitch for her books all over town. This expression originally alluded to an inflated sales talk that was "pitched" (in the sense of "thrown") at the listener. [Slang; late 1800s]
See also: make, pitch