queer pitch

queer pitch
queer (someone's) pitch British & Australian to spoil someone's chances of doing something.

She queered my pitch by asking for promotion before I did.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • queer someone's pitch — To spoil someone s chances • • • Main Entry: ↑queer * * * queer someone’s pitch british old fashioned phrase to spoil what someone is doing or planning to do Thesaurus: to stop someone doing somethingsynonym to kill a person or animal …   Useful english dictionary

  • queer — ► ADJECTIVE 1) strange; odd. 2) informal, derogatory (of a man) homosexual. 3) Brit. informal, dated slightly ill. ► NOUN informal, derogatory ▪ a homosexual man. ► VERB informal ▪ spoil or ruin …   English terms 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

  • 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 someone's pitch — ► queer someone s pitch Brit. informal spoil someone s plans or chances of doing something. Main Entry: ↑queer …   English terms dictionary

  • queer someone's pitch — queer (someone s) pitch British & Australian to spoil someone s chances of doing something. She queered my pitch by asking for promotion before I did …   New idioms dictionary

  • queer your pitch — If someone queers your pitch, they interfere in your affairs and spoil things …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • 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 — 1 noun 1 SPORTS FIELD (C) BrE a specially marked out area of ground on which a sport is played; field 1 (4) AmE: The crowd invaded the pitch at the end of the match. | a cricket pitch 2 STRONG FEELINGS (singular, uncountable) the strength of your …   Longman 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 …  

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