queer (someone's) pitch

variants: or queer the pitch

Definition of queer (someone's) pitch

British, informal
: to spoil or ruin something planned, arranged, or attempted The idea appears to be to target perceived 'luxury' goods, while not queering the pitch for exporters.Hindu Business Line As I'm no authority on period comedy, I answered rather cautiously so as not to queer your pitch— Stephen Haggard

First Known Use of queer (someone's) pitch

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Queer (someone's) pitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/queer%20%28someone%27s%29%20pitch. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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