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go upstairs

1. Literally, to climb steps to reach a higher level of a building. A: "Where's Susie?" B: "Oh, she went upstairs to bed." When you go upstairs, can you take the laundry basket with you?
2. To go to someone higher in a hierarchy, like one's boss, to seek their authority for a decision or other purpose. I'd go upstairs with that request—we don't have the authority to sign off on something like that.
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The Boeing sponsored press center goes upstairs in a major new development above Hall One, only to find that the Airbus A380 making its first full UK static appearance, is parked not far from the balcony.
Every time he gets home now, he eats and goes upstairs to do homework.