go above

go above (someone or something)

1. Literally, to travel or move over someone or something. The kids squealed in delight as the kite went above their heads.
2. To engage with someone's superior rather than dealing with them directly. She just wouldn't listen to me, so I had to go above her to her boss and complain about it.
See also: above, go

go above someone or something

to travel over someone or something. The model airplane swooped low right at us but went above us at the last minute.
See also: above, go
References in classic literature ?
Not if you go above, on the second floor," she answered with a little startled air, as if she had rather taken for granted I would know my proper place.
You didn't hear him either come or go above our heads.
Land Rover is all about the spirit of adventure, and showing your grit and determination to go above and beyond.
Marshalls edged Home & Bargain 3-2 to go above them into fifth spot anchored by a Liam Home & Bargain 3-2 to go above them into fifth spot anchored by a Liam Robinson double while Quarry Green beat CPL United 5-1.
On numerous occasions, our employees go above and beyond to help make our customers' experiences positive.
We wanted to show our appreciation for the hard work and efforts of our customer recycling coordinators who go above and beyond to generate awareness about the importance of recycling," Michael Sullivan, general manager of Abitibi-Consolidated Recycling division, said at the awards ceremony.
In this case we are willing to go above and beyond to help these students make it work.
We succeed at that because strategic supply chain partners like CB Richard Ellis consistently go above and beyond in meeting our needs.
Six years ago, people said the temperature could never go above 40 degrees [kelvin].
SOME healthcare workers go above and beyond the call of duty to help others.
Although your staff made it seem like they were just doing their jobs, MBI truly did go above and beyond the call of duty.