go upstairs

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From the practice of the third umpire having a room with an elevated position.


go upstairs (third-person singular simple present goes upstairs, present participle going upstairs, simple past went upstairs, past participle gone upstairs)

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see go,‎ upstairs.
  2. (cricket, of an umpire) To request a decision by the third umpire (traditionally by making a sign of a TV set with the hands)