- 1 up the stairs; on or to a floor of a house or other building higher than the one that you are on The cat belongs to the people who live upstairs. I carried her bags upstairs. She went upstairs to get dressed. opposite downstairs
- 2(informal) in the mind; mentally She works hard, but she doesn't have much upstairs (= she is not intelligent).
- NAmE//ˈʌpstɛrz//[only before noun] an upstairs room Idioms
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upstairs adjectivejump to other results
to move someone to a job that seems to be more important but which actually has less power or influence
kick somebody upstairs (informal)jump to other results