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paint the black

In baseball, to pitch the ball in such a way that it travels over the edge of the home plate and results in a strike. Their pitcher was amazing, painting the black from the beginning of the game right through to the very end.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

paint the black

Baseball To throw a pitched ball over the edge of home plate for a strike.
See also: black, paint
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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