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Thursday, January 15, 2015

"Kick sb upstairs" nghĩa là gì?

Jerry Yang's CES keynote. Photo courtesy Yahoo.

'To kick somebody upstairs' có từ kick là đá và upstairs là lầu, gác, tầng trên; nghĩa đen là đá ai lên lầu, và có nghĩa là đề bạt ai cốt để tống khứ đi (promote someone to a higher but less desirable position, especially one with less authority); kiểu "muốn giáng chức ai thì thăng chức cho người đó".

Ví dụ
Davis said, despite efforts to kick him upstairs, "I wouldn't go. But I wouldn't have succeeded in not going if the hits didn't keep coming."

Hopefully when Obama is done as POTUS (Presidents of the United States) he can have his dream job of Secretary General of the UN. Sooner the better we kick him upstairs... He will fit right in with this gang of crooks (kẻ lừa đảo).

Never at a loss for words, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago has a suggestion on what Malacañang should do with Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima — kick him upstairs so he would leave the PNP.

While a lot of investors, media, analysts and other detractors (người phỉ báng / gièm pha) (including some on Yahoo’s own board) might want to see him step down as CEO, there has to actively be an actual effort on the part of the board to fire him (or, at least, kick him upstairs, back to his former Chief Yahoo job).

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