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    Getting Passed Over

    Dear friends and Teachers,

    1. Now I'm getting passed over for new assignments, project idea. Basically being made to look incompetent.

    - What does "getting passed over" mean in this context?

    Thanks a million!

    NamSteven

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    Re: Getting Passed Over

    Quote Originally Posted by namsteven View Post
    Dear friends and Teachers,

    1. Now I'm getting passed over for new assignments, project idea. Basically being made to look incompetent.

    - What does "getting passed over" mean in this context?

    Thanks a million!

    NamSteven
    Longman Dict.
    pass somebody ↔ over [usually in passive] if you pass someone over for a job, you choose someone else who is younger or lower in the organization than them
    This is the second time I've been passed over for promotion (=someone else has been given a higher job instead of me).

    It means that you have been outperformed by somebody else.
    (Not a NET)

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