manage up - definition and synonyms

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

    Managing up is more a matter of helping your boss manage you while helping that person succeed.

See also main entry: manage