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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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