Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb kick_upstairs

1 sense of kick upstairs

Sense 1
promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate -- (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")
       => delegate, designate, depute, assign -- (give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person))

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