Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

pitch (for a promotion)/(an idea)

pitch for promotionpitch an idea
Meaning(s)
1) put (oneself) forward or suggest something
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional MediumSocial
    • pitch an idea to the Boss, pitch for promotion
  • Analysis
     To 'pitch for' something means to try to persuade other people to give you something. A 'pitch' is a speech or an act that tries to persuade someone to give you something or to buy something. You can make a 'sales pitch' or 'pitch an idea' for approval. "In Hollywood screenwriters and directors make 'a pitch' to producers in order to obtain the money for their films to be made." You might need to 'pitch' for a promotion in order to convince your managers that you are the right person for the role.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I have a good suggestion for the marketing plan I wonder if I can pitch an idea to the team.
    2. Jenna pitched a very interesting idea last week, we should try it out.

    3. I'm thinking of pitching for that promotion the Boss was talking about. What do you think?
    4. You'll need to step up your game if you want to pitch for promotion this year.
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