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.
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It is also only the second time England have lost that crown, having previously been deposed when Scotland briefly went above them in 1995.
Ahead through a 63rd-minute Wayne Brown goal, the home side were hanging on at the finish when news came through that Brentford had conceded a last-minute goal, meaning Colchester went above them. The Layer Road fans went into raptures.