Getting Passed Over

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namsteven

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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
 

albertino

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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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