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pitch

1. noun, informal A line, speech, or argument intended to persuade someone or sell something. He gave a good pitch, but it wasn't enough to convince our board of directors. You've got to have your pitch polished and ready at all times. You never know when you'll end up meeting a prospective client.
2. verb, informal To persuade (someone of something) or sell (something to someone) with a targeted, promotional speech or argument. He pitched his new movie to me, but I thought it sounded too silly to be a commercial success. I'd like to pitch you a couple of my ideas, if you don't mind.

pitch (one) a curve (ball)

To do something unexpected or deceptive that surprises, confuses, thwarts, or outwits someone. Her confidence and fact-of-the-matter answers pitched police a curve during their questioning. I had only been reading the textbook instead of going to classes, so a few of the questions on the final exam really pitched me a curve ball.
See also: curve, pitch

pitch it

To discard or dispose of something as trash. A: "Do you want to keep this folder of notes?" B: "No, you can pitch it." This beat-up old sofa isn't worth anything anymore—let's pitch it.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

pitch it

tv. throw it away. We don’t need it. Let’s pitch it.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

pitch

/throw (someone) a curve ball Slang
1. To mislead; deceive.
2. To cause to be surprised, especially unpleasantly so.
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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Tiant pitched the entire game, 14.1 innings before surrendering the winning run in the bottom of the 15th, which began with Bobby Valentine making an out to center field.
The Sundance Channel found just such a project at Banff." 'The Man Who Would be King' was pitched at Banff a year ago and it was a one-off documentary, and so we're doing that as a co-production with National Geographic International," says Michalchyshyn.
Ford pitched about 100 more innings than he had done all those years before--and wound up with a 25-4 record (.862).
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If you've pitched the guest, it's your responsibility to make sure the interviewee shows up.
The neutrals continue right round the perimeter circulation, but the metallic silver walls explode into gold for the vast restaurant, its gold ring ceiling pitched somewhere between the Palast der Republik and Bavarian Rococo.