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Verb: kick downstairs
  1. Assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
    "She was kicked downstairs because she always speaks up";
    - demote, bump, relegate, break

Derived forms: kicks downstairs, kicked downstairs, kicking downstairs

Type of: assign, delegate, depute, designate