queer (someone's) pitch


variants or queer the 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 pitchStephen Haggard

Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of queer (someone's) pitch was in 1846

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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 30 Nov. 2023.

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