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    #1

    "to pitch a deal"?

    Hi,
    Could you please tell me what this means?

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    #2

    Re: "to pitch a deal"?

    Would these definitions help?

    10. Informal . to attempt to sell or win approval for; promote; advertise: to pitch breakfast foods at a sales convention.

    11. Informal . to approach or court (as a person, company, or the public) in hope of a sale, approval, or interest; make an appeal to.

    Source: Pitch | Define Pitch at Dictionary.com

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    Re: "to pitch a deal"?

    Hi Mehrgan,

    pitch = talk or arguments used by a person trying to sell things or persuade people to do something

    idiom: make a pitch for somebody/something

    make a pitch to somebody

    to make a determined effort to get something or to persuade somebody of something

    Perfect pitch scores a deal

    Wisconsin Real Estate Viewpoint: How to pitch a deal

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    Re: "to pitch a deal"?

    I've heard that expression before and I sort of understand what it means but I guess that's more like something an american english speaker would say as we say "make a pitch for something" over here which I guess means the same.

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    Re: "to pitch a deal"?

    I can't say I've heard that used before either.

    A "pitch" is certainly used, and we make our pitch, give a good pitch, and say "if you pitch it right" but I don't think I've ever heard someone say "This is a great way to pitch a deal."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: "to pitch a deal"?

    pitch = to attempt to promote or sell, often in a high-pressure manner
    http://www.answers.com/topic/pitch


    sales pitch = a line of talk that attempts to persuade someone of something


    sales pitch: Information from Answers.com

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