Words nearby kick upstairs
How to use kick upstairs in a sentence
When fathers hold and play with their children, oxytocin and prolactin kick in, priming them for bonding.
Eventually, Weirich had to kick out her jacuzzi and plants from her sunroom, where she now holds court.
Upstairs, in the living room, splintered logs of hemlock cackled and spat from inside the wood stove.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ramone, who turned to religion while trying to kick drugs, would probably approve (and laugh a little, too).
Keith Green finds Ramone at the Chelsea, trying to kick heroin for good.
The latter trod on the toes of the former, whereupon the former threatened to "kick out of the cabin" the latter.
The governor went upstairs and found Juan de Messa in the hall.
The Professor put down his cards without a word, and left the room, going straight upstairs.Uncanny Tales|Various
And with that the host gave him such a kick as sent him howling into the street, amidst the roars of the company.
I knowed, a-course, that I could go kick up a fuss when Simpson stopped by his office on his trip back from Goldstone.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher|Eleanor Gates
Other Idioms and Phrases with kick upstairs
Promote someone to a higher but less desirable position, especially one with less authority. For example, Paul never forgave the company for kicking him upstairs at age 55. This expression alludes to its antonym, kick downstairs, simply meaning “eject.” [Mid-1900s]