The time/effort involved in chatting up/entertaining your girlfriends nosy mother/ suspecting father/ pesky younger brother/ sister when you go to her place to pick her up for a date.
Male 1 : Im off buddy. Gotta pick my girlfriend up at 9.00 for our movie tonight.
Male 2 : Wait up dude. its only 7.30. what will you do going so early ?
Male 1 : yea i know. Just making sure i pay the requisite date tax.
The act of getting loaded with gargantuan amounts of work before submitting a pitch to a potential client for business. Usually characterized by 4 am work schedules, take away meals, frequent cigarette breaks, long periods of sexual abstinence, disconnect from the outside world and a general frustration towards the act of existence. Most frequently observed in professions of advertising and consulting.
Girl ( feeling frisky ) : Babe, why have you been so cold to me all week ? Is everything alright ?
Boyfriend : Sorry babe, its not your fault. Iv been pitch slapped all week with the presentation coming up on Friday.