kick sb upstairs Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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kick sb upstairs

to give someone a new ​job that ​seems more ​powerful but is really less ​powerful, usually in ​order to ​stop them ​causingtrouble for you
(Definition of kick sb upstairs from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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