elevator pitch

or el·e·va·tor speech

[ el-uh-vey-ter pich or el-uh-vey-ter speech ]
/ ˈɛl əˌveɪ tər ˌpɪtʃ or ˈɛl əˌveɪ tər ˌspitʃ /


a brief talk or pitch intended to sell or win approval for something: a two-minute elevator pitch to a prospective investor.

Nearby words

  1. elevator muscle of thyroid gland,
  2. elevator muscle of upper eyelid,
  3. elevator muscle of upper lip,
  4. elevator muscle of upper lip and wing of nose,
  5. elevator music,
  6. elevator shoe,
  7. eleven,
  8. eleven-plus,
  9. elevenses,
  10. eleventh

Origin of elevator pitch

First recorded in 2000–05; from the idea of persuading someone while on an elevator moving between floors

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