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To promote or demote someone

advancement

noun

progress in your career

aggrandise

a British spelling of aggrandize

aggrandisement

a British spelling of aggrandizement

aggrandize

verb

to increase the power or importance of someone or something when this is not deserved or reasonable

aggrandizement

noun

an increase in power or importance that is not deserved or reasonable

bump up

to move someone to a better position or job

catapult

verb

to suddenly put someone into an important position

demote

verb

to give someone a lower rank or a less important job

demote

verb

to give something a less important position

divest

verb

to take away someone’s power, rights, or authority

downgrade

verb

to move someone to a job that is less important and has less pay, or to change a job so that it is less important and has less pay

elevate

verb

to give someone a more important job or position

elevation

noun

the act of giving someone higher status or a more important position

exalt

verb

if someone is exalted to a more important position or status, it is given to them

exaltation

noun

the act of giving someone a more important position or status

pass over

to not give someone a better job, choosing instead someone who is younger or has less experience

the Peter Principle

noun

the idea that people are given more and more important jobs until they reach a level within an organization at which they are no longer capable of dealing with the work

preferment

noun

the process of giving someone a more important job or position

promote

verb

to move someone to a job at a higher level

promotion

noun

a move to a higher level in a company, institution, or sport

put forward

to officially suggest that someone should be considered for a particular job or position

redeploy

verb

to move someone or something to a different place or a different job

relegate

verb

to move someone or something to a less important position

topple

verb

to make someone in authority lose their power

vault

verb

to suddenly put someone in a successful or important position

demotion

noun

redeployment

noun

relegation

noun

be kicked upstairs

to be given a job or position that seems more important but has less power

pluck someone from obscurity

to give a person who is not well known an important job or position so that they suddenly become famous

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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