One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Ignore the claims of someone to promotion or advancement.‘he was passed over for a cabinet job’
- ‘He was passed over for the job of Director of the State Medical Services.’
- ‘But his severity made him unpopular with the boys and he was passed over for promotion.’
- ‘She was passed over time and again for pay raises and promotions.’
- ‘When Bruce is passed over for the news anchorman job he covets, he turns his gaze heavenward and curses God for his ill fortune.’
- ‘How many times has she passed you over for a promotion?’
- ‘In 1947, he was passed over for the post of professor of English literature at Merton College.’
- ‘Talk to the decision makers and ask why you were passed over and what improvements are necessary for you to be considered for future promotions.’
- ‘You passed me over for promotion.’
- ‘The technician, who claimed she had been passed over for promotion and was being paid 30% less than her male colleagues, was awarded $37,000.’
- ‘You want me to pass you over for promotions and pay you less for doing the same job?’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.