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.
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
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When he was shown round the Ricoh dressing room area he popped his head into the treatment room and was heard saying, "Wow, look at this!" while someone suggested a plaque with his name should go above one treatment table and Lloyd McGrath's over the other.
The per centage of its profits doesn't go above one per cent."
The percentage of its profits doesn't go above one per cent."