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1. n. a small amount of a powdered substance, such as salt, snuff, a spice, etc. (Not slang.) He put a pinch under his lips and walked up to home plate.
2. tv. to arrest someone. The police captain pinched her for passing bad checks.
3. n. the arrest of someone. They made the pinch in front of her house.
4. tv. to steal something. (see also cop.) The kid pinched a candy bar right off the counter.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
- a pinch and a punch for the first of the month
- at a pinch
- at a pinch/push
- feel pinched
- feel the pinch
- in a pinch
- only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches
- pinch and scrape
- pinch at (someone or something)
- pinch back
- pinch for
- pinch from
- pinch from (one)
- pinch hitter
- pinch off
- pinch one off
- pinch one out
- pinch out
- pinch pennies
- pinch pennies, to
- pinch-hit for
- pinch-hit for (someone)
- scrimp and save
- take (something) with a pinch of salt
- take something with a pinch of salt
- take what (one) says with a pinch of salt
- take with a pinch of salt
- where the shoe pinches
- with a grain of salt
- with a grain/pinch of salt, (to take)
- with a pinch of salt