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kick someone upstairs

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kick someone upstairs

verb phrase

To remove someone from office by promotion to a nominally superior position: It is conceivable but not likely that Mr Gromyko has been kicked upstairs where he'll no longer influence Soviet foreign policy (1821+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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