above (one's) paycheck

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above (one's) paycheck

Beyond one's level of authority or expertise. I would love to sign off on those documents for you, Jim, but that's above my paycheck. Gina can't decide if we get interns this summer or not—that's above her paycheck! He had some great ideas about how to run the company, but contributing such things was above his paycheck.
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