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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, 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

INFORMAL
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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The acquisitions of Texas Independent Elevator and Premier Elevator Services will increase Oracle's presence in the Dallas Fort Worth region.
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