Definition of elevator pitch in English:

elevator pitch

Line breaks: ele|va¦tor pitch

noun

informal , chiefly US
  • A succinct and persuasive sales pitch.
    More 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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