kick (someone) upstairs

Definition of kick (someone) upstairs

informal

  1. :  to promote (someone) to a higher but less powerful or important position He was kicked upstairs, given a fancy title, and stripped of most of his power.

Word by Word Definitions

kickplay
  1. :  to strike out with the foot or feet

    :  to make a kick in football

    :  to show opposition :  resist, rebel

  1. :  a blow or sudden forceful thrust with the foot

    :  a sudden propelling of a ball with the foot

    :  the power to kick

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

upstairsplay
  1. :  up the stairs :  on or to a higher floor

    :  to or at a high altitude or higher position

    :  in the head :  intellectually

  1. :  situated above the stairs especially on an upper floor

  1. :  the part of a building above the ground floor


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