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elevator music

Soft, usually jazzy recorded music played in public places. The phrase is often used derisively. This elevator music is putting me to sleep, so let's go walk around the mall again.
See also: elevator, music

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


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

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.
See also: all, elevator, top, way

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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