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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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.
Coyle said: "Rubin are a fantastic side and favourites for the group but we have an opportunity to go above them, and if we play to our level we certainly believe we can win the game."
They slipped into the drop spots at the weekend as their match at Blue Star was called off and Ashington earned a point in a draw at Shildon to go above them on goal difference.
If we win, we go above them but if Boro come out on top then they will go five points clear of us."