go above (someone or something)

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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.
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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.
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I'd have liked to have thought my form was good enough but he (Johnson) thought it wasn't so you've got to go out with the Saxons and put a marker down." Cipriani has seen a number of fly-halves seemingly go above him in the pecking order, with Leicester's uncapped Sam Vesty picked for the Argentina Tests..