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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.
See also: upstairs
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There would have been nothing out of the common in my having got tired of the library, and having gone upstairs for a change.
He declared that he had seen Rogojin return to the house last night, accompanied by a friend, and that both had gone upstairs very secretly and cautiously.
The duty manager, who does not want to be named, had finished work for the night and gone upstairs to the flat where he lives with his 28-week pregnant girlfriend.
He said he could not remember any incident involving pouring shampoo on her hair and denied ever having gone upstairs in the house or having intercourse with her - and he maintained the girl had made up the allegation against him.
If I had gone upstairs while he was looking through our drawers, he could have attacked me.
The woman told deputies the man had gone upstairs to bed, so they told her to come out the front door.
I love you from the bottom of my pencil case' I love you in the songs, I write and sing' Love you because, you put me in my rightful place' And I love the prs cheques, that you bring' Cheap, never cheap' I'll sing you songs till you're asleep' When you've gone upstairs I'll creep' And write it all down' Oh Shirley, oh Deborah, oh Julie, oh Jane' I wrote so many songs about you' I forget your name (I forget your name)
Bigwood Auctioneers, which sold the property six weeks ago, said staff had not gone upstairs because of safety fears.
Carr then revealed that Huntley had told her: "One of the girls had gone upstairs holding her nose over the sink in the bathroom.
I WILL YEAH was `eliminated' after being beaten five lengths by Gone Upstairs in last Tuesday's run-off (following a dead-heat for third qualifying place).
Opening the inquest into his death yesterday, Wirral coroner Christopher Johnson heard the pensioner had gone upstairs with his alleged attacker before being pushed down the stairs and stabbed.
Andrew Owen, 22, had gone upstairs in his maisonette in Meadow Street, Spon End, to get some decorating tools out of a cupboard when he says he plunged through the floor.
He said: 'Imagine what might have happened if the thieves had gone upstairs and the bathroom door was unlocked.
I noticed that again this latest tragedy is because somebody has put a pan on and then apparently has gone upstairs and gone off to sleep.
The American girl had gone upstairs to bed unwell because of a reaction to orange juice.