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Meaning of “go over sb's head” in the English Dictionary

"go over sb's head" in British English

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go over sb's head

to ​speak to or ​askpermission from someone who has more ​authority than the ​person who you would ​normally go to in that ​situation: Amanda was ​refusing to give me the ​week off so I went over her head and ​spoke to the ​boss.
(Definition of go over sb's head from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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