kick sth into touch (also kick sth into the long grass) UK › to decide not to deal with a problem, or not deal with it immediately: They decided to kick the idea of introducing a congestion charge into touch.
kick the tyres UK (US kick the tires) › to try something or examine it carefully before you buy it: Come and kick the tires on this latest version of the software.
kick sb upstairs informal › to give someone a new job that seems more powerful but is really less powerful, usually in order to stop them causing trouble for you: He was a lousy salesman, so he was kicked upstairs to a desk job.
kick sth upstairs informal › to send information or a decision to someone in a higher position: We didn't have the authority to hire anyone, so the whole matter was kicked upstairs. → See also tire kicker, kick sth around, kick back, kick sth back, kick in, kick sth in, kick off, kick sth off, kick sb out