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adj: Someone in the military who was eligible for promotion to the next rank due to time in grade but did not receive it.
DUDE: The colonel's outta here next month man, he's been passed over three times for that star now.

HOMIE: No shit. Not surprised, he's not what I'd call a "people person" ya know.

DUDE: Werd. How does a micro-managing prick get that far up anyway?
by old balls December 27, 2007
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"Passed over" means that someone has been denied a well-deserved promotion or bonus.
Professor Smith, who has been with the university for 26 years, was passed over for tenure; the blonde woman professor with the long legs and big boobs got tenure though, despite working at the university for only 2 years.
by Johnny Z. Styles May 30, 2010
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