English verb: kick upstairs
|1.||kick upstairs (social) give a promotion to or assign to a higher position|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||advance, elevate, promote, raise, upgrade|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||assign, delegate, depute, designate|
|Narrower (hyponym)||brevet, bring up, ennoble, entitle, favor, favour, gentle, prefer, spot promote, tenure|
|Antonyms||demote, kick downstairs, relegate, bump, break|