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pitch somebody a line

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpitch somebody a linepitch somebody a lineAmerican English informalTELL/ORDER somebody TO DO something to tell someone a story or give them an excuse that is difficult to believe She pitched me some line about a bomb scare on the metro. pitch
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pitch somebody a lineShe pitched me some line about a bomb scare on the metro.The Michigan governor, John Engler, pitched that line for Bush last weekend.
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