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sales pitch

The argument or information one presents in order to persuade someone to buy something. I hate coming into these electronics stores. Every person I ask for help has some sales pitch lined up for me. Save me the sales pitch—I'm not interested in buying this car.
See also: pitch, sale

sales pitch

A line of talk that attempts to persuade someone of something, as in Let's hear your latest sales pitch for energy conservation. This term uses the noun pitch in the sense of "a talk," or more literally, a throwing of words at one. [Slang; late 1800s]
See also: pitch, sale
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The energy giant, which used the misleading sales pitch from September 2008 to July 2009, said that it is considering an appeal.
ACCORDING to the sales pitch, a gigantic wind farm off the coast of North Wales will provide electricity for 600,000 homes.
But the presentation turned out to be a sales pitch and Christine ended up paying pounds 2,941 for a 60-piece dinner service.
Timeshare owners were cold-called and offered a two-day mini-break for attending a 90-minute sales pitch, Reading Magistrates Court heard.
This anticipation helps the local EDC overcome the one weak spot in the city's sales pitch - Canadian taxes.
They're rife in the Canaries and Spain handing out "winning" cards that are a ploy to get you to a sales pitch where they'll try to browbeat you into joining a holiday club.
Not a Viagra salesman giving a sales pitch on a Saga cruise.
Business Minister Pat McFadden said: "These people used a slick sales pitch to swindle investors."
Healy, meanwhile, seems likelier to join Falkirk - although Rico will make a last-ditch sales pitch to him today.
Odd then that Debt Free Direct has just been rapped by the Advertising Standards Authority for an irresponsible sales pitch.
The firm and director Wilhelmus Pince Van der Aa face court action if they repeat the deceitful sales pitch.
You need to get an audience with the boss of the company and have a bullet-point sales pitch ready for him.
In any event the hacks didn't buy the latest management sales pitch and have instead taken their grievances to the Union.