Значение идиомы pinch-hit

[pinch-hit] {v.} 1. To substitute for another player at bat in abaseball game.

Smith was sent in to pinch-hit for Jones.

2.{informal} To act for a while, or in an emergency, for another person;take someone’s place for a while.

I asked him to pinch-hit for mewhile I was away.

The president of the City Council pinch-hits forthe mayor when the mayor is out of town.

– [pinch-hitter] {n.}

Jones was hit by a pitched ball and Smith came in as a pinch-hitter.

When our teacher was sick, Mrs. Harris was called as apinch-hitter.

– [pinch-hitting] {adj.} or {n.}

Pinch-hitting foranother teacher is a hard job.


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Значение идиомы pinch-hit