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English definition of “upshifter”


noun [C] uk   /ˈʌp.ʃɪft.ər/ us    // informal
someone who gets a job that is very well paid and difficult because they no longer want to stay at home or do a job that is easyPromoting, demoting and transferring staff
verb [I] uk   /-ʃɪft/ us  
Promoting, demoting and transferring staff
noun [U] uk   /-ɪŋ/ us  
Promoting, demoting and transferring staff
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