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    Pitches?

    Could somebody explain what "pitches" means in the sentence and can it be used in a formal context or it's a slang?



    "One of this candidate's campaign pitches is to reduce the city's crime rate."

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    Re: Pitches?

    To 'pitch' something is to 'throw it out there', 'set it up', or 'establish' figuratively speaking.

    A 'sales pitch' from a store owner, or car salesman may be "you need this item, it will make your life better. You will become more popular because you own it."

    Politicians use a similar approach when trying to 'sell' you their policies & ideas to encourage you to vote for them.

    "We will reduce crime in the city, and no increase in taxes."

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    Re: Pitches?

    Quote Originally Posted by hobbes
    To 'pitch' something is to 'throw it out there', 'set it up', or 'establish' figuratively speaking.

    A 'sales pitch' from a store owner, or car salesman may be "you need this item, it will make your life better. You will become more popular because you own it."

    Politicians use a similar approach when trying to 'sell' you their policies & ideas to encourage you to vote for them.

    "We will reduce crime in the city, and no increase in taxes."
    hobbes, what you said is exactly what I needed. Thanks a lot!
    just wondering if it's a slang, 'cause I'm trying to translate a contract from Chinese to English, it seems this word "pitch" is the Eng. counterpart I've been looking for. Just not sure if it's proper to use it in a formal document like contract or there is a more formal synonym?

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