make a pitch for


Say or do something in support of someone or something, as in That announcer really made a pitch for Sunday's concert, or Her agent's been making a pitch for her books all over town. This expression originally alluded to an inflated sales talk that was “pitched” (in the sense of “thrown”) at the listener. [Slang; late 1800s]

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DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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