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English definition of “upshifter”

upshifter

noun [C]     /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 upshift     /-ʃɪft/ verb [I] Promoting, demoting and transferring staff upshifting /-ɪŋ/ noun [U] Promoting, demoting and transferring staff
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