queer someone's pitch

Definition of queer someone's pitch

informal, British

  1. :  to ruin someone's plans The unexpected delay queered his pitch.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  worthless, counterfeit

    :  questionable, suspicious

    :  differing in some odd way from what is usual or normal

  1. :  to spoil the effect or success of

    :  to put or get into an embarrassing or disadvantageous situation

  1. :  one that is queer

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  a black or dark viscous substance obtained as a residue in the distillation of organic materials and especially tars

    :  any of various bituminous substances

    :  resin obtained from various conifers and often used medicinally

  1. :  to cover, smear, or treat with or as if with pitch

  1. :  to erect and fix firmly in place

    :  to throw usually with a particular objective or toward a particular point : such as

    :  to throw (a baseball) to a batter

  1. :  slope

    :  degree of slope :  rake

    :  the distance between any of various things: such as

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a trip made at another's expense

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