queer the pitch


queer the pitch
ruin a plan, sabotage a plan

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • queer the pitch — phrasal see queer one s pitch * * * queer the pitch (showmen s sl) To make the place of performance unavailable • • • Main Entry: ↑queer …   Useful english dictionary

  • queer the pitch — Meaning Ruin a plan. Origin A sales pitch rather than a games pitch …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • queer the pitch — Vrb Phrs. To interfere with or spoil chances of success, usually deliberately …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • queer the pitch (for somebody) — queer sb s ˈpitch | queer the ˈpitch (for sb) idiom (BrE, informal) to spoil sb s plans or their chances of getting sth Main entry: ↑queeridiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • queer somebody's pitch — queer sb s ˈpitch | queer the ˈpitch (for sb) idiom (BrE, informal) to spoil sb s plans or their chances of getting sth Main entry: ↑queeridiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • pitch — pitch1 W3 [pıtʃ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(sports field)¦ 2¦(strong feelings/activity)¦ 3¦(music)¦ 4¦(persuading)¦ 5¦(baseball)¦ 6¦(black substance)¦ 7¦(ship/aircraft)¦ 8¦(slope)¦ 9¦(street/market)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Sense: 1 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pitch — I. /pɪtʃ / (say pich) verb (t) 1. to set up or erect (a tent, camp, etc.). 2. to put, set, or plant in a fixed or definite place or position (as cricket stumps, etc.). 3. to set or aim at a certain point, degree, level, etc.: he pitched his hopes …   Australian English dictionary

  • queer — queer1 [kwıə US kwır] adj [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from German quer going across ] 1.) taboo an offensive word used to describe someone who is ↑homosexual, especially a man. Do not use this word. 2.) old fashioned strange or difficult to …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • queer one's pitch — phrasal or queer the pitch : to spoil something planned, arranged, or attempted I answered rather cautiously so as not to queer your pitch Stephen Haggard …   Useful english dictionary

  • queer — queerly, adv. queerness, n. /kwear/, adj., queerer, queerest, v., n. adj. 1. strange or odd from a conventional viewpoint; unusually different; singular: a queer notion of justice. 2. of a questionable nature or character; suspicious; shady:… …   Universalium


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