kick upstairs

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v kick upstairs give a promotion to or assign to a higher position "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired","Women tend not to advance in the major law firms","I got promoted after many years of hard work"
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Usage

In literature:

There's a kick in every one of those Chicago sketches in your portfolio upstairs.
"Fanny Herself" by Edna Ferber
You want me to kick you upstairs, eh?
"Great Catherine" by George Bernard Shaw
They were made upon the very same last as those which Celia had just kicked off upstairs.
"At the Villa Rose" by A. E. W. Mason
While I was trying to make up my mind what would be my best approach, she jumped down, flew upstairs and, I gathered, kicked up a holy row.
"Red Masquerade" by Louis Joseph Vance
The child was laying on its fat little naked back, kicking its feet at me, when the father came upstairs.
"The Blue Wall" by Richard Washburn Child
Dinah was, however, called down, and with much resistance conveyed the young lady crying and kicking upstairs.
"Forgotten Tales of Long Ago" by E. V. Lucas
It was a new version of the old story of being kicked upstairs.
"The Spoils of Poynton" by Henry James
Page wondered as he went upstairs whether Frank had kicked down the secret door to the chimney.
"Frank Merriwell's Return to Yale" by Burt L. Standish
I remember stopping to kick the breath out of him, and then hurrying upstairs to my room and hers.
"Charlotte Brontë" by T. Wemyss Reid
What kickings and neighings and prancings there were going upstairs on these occasions.
"Diana Tempest, Volume I (of 3)" by Mary Cholmondeley
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In news:

Yes, you read that right, the case was kicked upstairs to Judge Stearns.
I just got kicked upstairs so now it's all my fault, whatever 'it' is.
CORAL GABLES, FL — Upstairs ( www.upstairsefx.com ) kicked off 2011 with deals that bring the talents of four editors to its team.
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