Definition of elevator pitch in English:

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elevator pitch

noun

informal, chiefly US
A succinct and persuasive sales pitch.
Example sentences
  • Aside from the organisers, some young tech hopefuls were given 60 seconds to perform an ' elevator pitch ' for funding.
  • Give me your 30 second elevator pitch to potential backers.
  • Storan also presented a three-minute ' elevator pitch ' to potential funders at last week's First Tuesday networking event.

Origin

From the idea of having to impress a senior executive during a brief ride in a lift (elevator).

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