Meaning: If someone is passed over, they aren't given the promotion they were expecting, and the position is given to someone else instead.
- pass over This is the second time Indira has been passed over for promotion to section manager.
- pass sb over I'm sorry you didn't get the promotion this time, but you'll get it next time. They can't pass you over again.
Helen says if she's passed over again when promotions are announced, she'll