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go upstairs

1. Literally, to climb steps to reach a higher level of a building. A: "Where's Susie?" B: "Oh, she went upstairs to bed." When you go upstairs, can you take the laundry basket with you?
2. To go to someone higher in a hierarchy, like one's boss, to seek their authority for a decision or other purpose. I'd go upstairs with that request—we don't have the authority to sign off on something like that.
See also: go, upstairs
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'Now, I'm a going upstairs to tell your aunt as Mas'r Davy's here, and that'll cheer her up a bit,' he said.
Giles upstairs; and while he is going upstairs, the reader may be informed, that Mr.
Then going upstairs with her handmaids into her room, she mourned her dear husband till Minerva sent sweet sleep over her eyelids.
How can I stop him going upstairs without making him feel like he is being punished?
"I remember she hated going upstairs but she loved all the contestant and she would encourage us so much," Ian told Word Is on Friday.
As the girl was going upstairs in her house, the man shot her and then shot himself.
Like all children, she loves going upstairs - especially at the front - but the top deck seemed full of teenagers, complaining about their mates, discussing where they were going to go for junk food and where to hang out afterwards - every sentence liberally sprinkled with obscenities!
I was going upstairs again anyway so it fits in quite well.
And what about going upstairs - particularly at Cardiff City's Vale of Glamorgan Resort and Hotel training centre?
Cameron MacDonald, 11, read about the death in his town and asked his mum about it before going upstairs.
Ms Griffiths phoned the police, walking out into the garden as she did so, and he followed her out and threw a glass against the wall before going back inside and going upstairs where he armed himself with two knives.
If instead of going upstairs to the exhibitions, you go straight ahead from the entrance, under a bridge formed through the inner building, you emerge from that spatial constriction into the airy, luminous volume of the book hall.
"I'm anxious about going upstairs now especially as I'm now much heavier than Andrew being pregnant, but I have no other choice.
Going upstairs there are three good sized bedrooms and a newly decorated bathroom completes the accommodation..
Det Chief Insp Mark Griffiths, crime manager at Belgrave Road police, said: "People should remember to close and lock all doors and windows when they go out or leave a room unattended, even if they are only going upstairs, then we can beat the burglars and reduce the chances of burglary.