Make a pitch



verb phrase

To make a persuasive case; advocate strongly •Do a pitch in the same sense is found by 1876: The theatrical agent came in and made a pitch for her client (1960s+)

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  • Make a pitch for

    Say or do something in support of someone or something, as in That announcer really made a pitch for Sunday’s concert, or Her agent’s been making a pitch for her books all over town. This expression originally alluded to an inflated sales talk that was “pitched” (in the sense of “thrown”) at the listener. [ […]

  • Make a pit stop

    verb phrase To urinate [1970s+; fr the pit stop for refueling, etc, in a car race, found by 1932]



  • Make a practice of

    Habitually do something, as in Bill makes a practice of checking the oil and gas before every long trip. [ c. 1900 ]

  • Make arrangements for

    Plan or prepare for someone or something, as in Who is making all the arrangements for our sales meeting? This expression employs arrangements in the sense of “measures or preparations for a particular purpose,” a usage dating from the late 1700s.



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