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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: upstairs
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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.
Cameron MacDonald, 11, read about the death in his town and asked his mum about it before going upstairs.
He went out and saw Carre come out of the flat and kick the door of another flat before going upstairs and moving things.
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.
RESEDA - A teen was quickly arrested Friday after allegedly walking into a day care center a block from a police station, pushing a baby sitter and a 6-year-old aside, then going upstairs and rifling through some drawers.
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.
The programme, starting tonight, offers losers a break in Bognor Regis, which Deayton says is "as exciting as going upstairs on a bus".
I surreptitiously pick up a thatch of Christmas morning paper and mumble something about going upstairs.