pinch-hit

(redirected from pinch hit)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.

pinch-hit

  (American)
to do something for someone because they are suddenly unable to do it (often + for ) He was pinch-hitting for one of the regular TV sportscasters, and was a great success.
References in periodicals archive ?
Kent update: As for Kent's injury, he appeared to be improving on Thursday, although he still was available only to pinch hit.
With two outs in the top of the sixth inning of UCLA's 5-4 victory over Georgia last Saturday, Peterson, a seldom-used freshman infielder, was called upon to pinch hit and hopefully extend the season.
Steve Finley (sore right hamstring) didn't start for the fourth consecutive game but pinch hit in the ninth.
Anderson was available to pinch hit and should be able to serve as the designated hitter today.
He leads the majors with 16 pinch hits, 10 pinch-hit walks and six pinch hit doubles.
And when we are not in the "lineup," someone else has to pinch hit for us -- there is no off season