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elevator music

Soft, usually jazzy recorded music played in public places. The phrase is often used derisively. Sorry, but this sounds like elevator music to me. Let's put on some real jazz.
See also: elevator, music

the elevator doesn't go all the way to the top

A pejorative phrase meaning not very intelligent or of questionable mental capacity. He says he's going to start a business selling bees as pets. I'm starting to think the elevator doesn't go all the way to the top.
See also: all, elevator, go, top, way

the elevator doesn't go all the way to the top

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someone's elevator doesn't go all the way to the top

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People say that the elevator doesn't go all the way to the top or that someone's elevator doesn't go all the way to the top to mean that someone is stupid or mentally ill. I get the feeling his elevator doesn't go all the way to the top.
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elevator music

n. dull, uninteresting music of the type that can be heard in elevators or shops. (see also ear candy.) Elevator music is better than listening to someone chewing food.
See also: elevator, music
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With the aid of the Arena Model Template package and Visual Basic for Applications, four new modules packed into a new plug-in (so called template) were developed: Init_Globals--Initialization of global variables; Elevator_Generator--Generator of a particular elevator (N-modules for N-elevators in a model); Call Floor--Logic control in front of elevator door (M-modules for M-floors in a model); Floor Management - complex inside logic manages a particular elevator on a particular floor.
Elevators will continue to maintain a stellar safety record while allowing state-of-the-art technology to be applied to the designs.
This is a 6-story residential building with approximately 175 units serviced by three elevators.
Compared with conventional elevators the new system can control the oscillation of long ropes, which are attached to elevators, for increased safety and convenience.
A Washington television station, WUSA, has discovered that more than half of the district's elevators lack valid licenses.
THERE ARE AN ESTIMATED 244,000 elevators in the Kanto region.
With just a few terrestrial elevators in place, making the journey to the station in Earth orbit every few days, the potential for space tourism and other commercial ventures would be enormous, says Edwards.
World markets for Canada's grain will have to shift if the 10 remaining terminal elevators in Thunder Bay hope to recover business lost to ports on the West Coast, industry experts say.
The seismic retrofit project was substantially completed last summer, but the aging elevators and the leaky roof were not part of it.
Elevators are about to go where no elevator has gone before--sideways.
However, elevators also create special problems for law enforcement agencies that provide police service to public housing highrise buildings.
Otis is the world's leading manufacturer of elevators, with a global market share of about 25 percent.
According to Don Taylor, executive vice president of Hawaiian Pacific Elevators (local affiliate of Hornlake, Mississippi-based Dover Elevators), the company installed 87 elevators in 1989 and about 80 elevators in 1990, compared to 39 in 1986.
Also, studies have found that MRL elevators consume less energy than traction elevators and they do not use hydraulic oil that can spill or leak.