manage down - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theymanage down
he/she/itmanages down
present participlemanaging down
past tensemanaged down
past participlemanaged down
  1. business to focus on being an effective manager for the people you are responsible for in an organization, more than on satisfying the people who are above you

    Some people have the idea the manager is over a project or over other people and they only manage down.

See also main entry: manage