kick downstairs

Definitions of kick downstairs
  1. verb
    assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
    synonyms: break, bump, demote, relegate
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    advance, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade
    give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    remove from the center of activity or attention; place into an inferior position
    bring to humbler or weaker state or condition
    type of:
    assign, delegate, depute, designate
    give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
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