One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
At or of a level that is higher in position or status.‘upper-level management positions’
- ‘This book is designed for upper-level undergraduate African-American studies courses.’
- ‘Many women hold upper-level government positions, including positions in parliament and the governing cabinet.’
- ‘He had some of the upper-level students trailing him.’
- ‘You have to either be an upper-level White House staffer or a guest.’
- ‘Nonmanual workers typically earn more than manual workers, although upper-level manual workers such as tradespeople earn more than those in sales and personal service positions.’
- ‘There should be an escape ladder in every upper-level bedroom.’
- ‘Ron then enclosed an upper-level screen porch to serve as the home's main living space - bringing wide-angle ocean views inside.’
- ‘Are cases distributed randomly, ensuring a fair distribution of interesting cases, or are upper-level residents and fellows given priority?’
- ‘There are occasions when low-level and upper-level winds are very different in direction and speed (a "shearing/sheared" environment).’
- ‘The lower-level functionaries don't necessarily know about the upper-level abuses.’
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