to pitch in

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - pitch in

"to pitch in"

to contribute to a group effort


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - pitch in

"to pitch in"

to begin working vigorously


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - pitch in

Jake has just graduated from university ...

Father:  Congratulations young man. The whole family is so proud of you.

Mother:  We are all so proud of you that we each contributed some money and bought you a car.

Jake:  This is incredible.  My own car!  I can't believe that the whole family pitched in to buy me a car.  Thanks.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - pitch in

Two coworkers are talking ...

Coworker 1:  Why are you so down in the dumps?

Coworker 2:  Look at all this work. I'll never finish.

Coworker 1:  If you pitch right in and work hard, you'll be done in no time.

to pitch in - Usage:


to pitch in - Gerund Form:

Pitching in to buy a baby shower gift is a kind thing to do.

Pitching in and helping get the work done is a good thing to do.

to pitch in - Examples:

1)  Dr. John and Willie Nelson pitch in for the closing track.

2)  Make contacts with technical people willing to pitch in.

3)  Stan has to pitch in and help his father with a new business venture.

4)  It is time for everyone to pitch in and stop depending on one industry to pay your way.

5)  Do you have family members, friends, or a reliable baby-sitter who can pitch in to help?

6)  Maybe we should all pitch in and pay them through donations. 

7)  We pull together. We pitch in. We do our part. We believe that hard work will pay off.

8)  People came from as far away as Lancaster to pitch in.

9)  Kimberly Schlapman says they are honored to pitch in and stuff backpacks full of food for kids in need.

10)  Life isn't fair. Work starts at 7am. Why don't you pitch in and help out? Grab a shovel or a hammer.

11)  Then, at these crucial times, the union spirit -- to pitch in individually and cooperatively to get things done -- is called upon.

12)  The 2009 federal stimulus plan pitched in extra money for Medicaid, the last of which will be sent in June.

13)  A bunch of friends pitched in and presented me with the orange-and-polka-dotted Flying Fish board.

14)  The teachers and others in town pitched in -- donating clothes and providing medical and dental care.

15)  Eventually, community members pitched in and paid Hope's travel expenses.

16)  This was a maximum effort and everyone pitched in

17)  If you clean as you go like I mentioned earlier and everyone pitches in to help clean up after dinner, it should only take about 15 minutes. 

18)  Restaurants across the country are pitching in to help out by donating money to the Red Cross and other relief funds. 

19)  The changes were implemented slowly and with everyone involved pitching in their opinion and their expertise until the best possible system was arrived at.

20)  Why aren't we all pitching in to help create and be part of an enlightened, sustainable culture rising.