kick upstairs

Definitions of kick upstairs
  1. verb
    give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    “John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired”
    synonyms: advance, elevate, promote, raise, upgrade
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    Antonyms:
    break, bump, demote, kick downstairs, relegate
    assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
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    tenure
    give life-time employment to
    bring up
    promote from a lower position or rank
    spot promote
    promote on the spot
    ennoble, entitle, gentle
    give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
    favor, favour, prefer
    promote or prefer over another
    brevet
    promote somebody by brevet, in the military
    baronetise, baronetize
    confer baronetcy upon
    lord
    make a lord of someone
    dub, knight
    raise (someone) to knighthood
    advantage
    give an advantage to
    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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