Phrasal Verbs

pass over

This page is about the phrasal verb pass over


If someone is passed over, they aren't given the promotion they were expecting, and the position is given to someone else instead.

For example

  • 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.

Quick Quiz

Helen says if she's passed over again when promotions are announced, she'll

a. thank her manager

b. quit her job

c. celebrate with her colleagues

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