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Pitch and Pay

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Pitch down your money and pay at once. There is a suppressed pun in the phrase: “to pay a ship” is to pitch it.

“The word is pitch and pay—trust none.”


Shakespeare: Henry V., ii. 3.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Pirie’s Chair
Pirithoös
Pis-aller (French)
Pisanio
Piso’s Justice
Pistol
Pistols
Pistris, Pistrix, Pristis, or Pristrix
Pit-a-pat
Pitch
Pitch and Pay
Pitch into Him
Pitcher
Pitchers
Pithos
Pitri (plur. Pitaras)
Pitt Diamond or The Regent
Pitt’s Mark
Pitt’s Pictures or Billy Pitt’s Pictures
Pittacus (Greek, Pittakos)
Pittance