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Promoveatur ut amoveatur

English translation: Let him/her be promoted so that he/she be removed

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Latin term or phrase:Promoveatur ut amoveatur
English translation:Let him/her be promoted so that he/she be removed
Entered by: Luis Antonio de Larrauri
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06:44 Mar 31, 2008
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Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Latin term or phrase: Promoveatur ut amoveatur
If I understand correctly, it's a common expression...
hsaxton
Italy
Local time: 14:33
Promote him to remove him
Explanation:
Yes, it is an expression. You can see an explanation in the following links.

Another translation would be:Let him be promoted to get him out of the way.
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Luis Antonio de Larrauri
Local time: 14:33
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5 +7Promote him to remove him
Luis Antonio de Larrauri


  

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28 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +7
Promote him to remove him


Explanation:
Yes, it is an expression. You can see an explanation in the following links.

Another translation would be:Let him be promoted to get him out of the way.



    Reference: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Promoveatur_ut_amoveatur
    Reference: http://www.yuni.com/library/latin_5.html
Luis Antonio de Larrauri
Local time: 14:33
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Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in category: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  BrigitteHilgner: It's still practised.
8 mins
  -> Thank you, Brigitte

agree  Jim Tucker: yes, literally "let him be promoted, so that he may be removed"; in other words "kick him upstairs"
48 mins
  -> Thanks Jim

agree  Olga Cartlidge: it could also be "her" for that matter.
1 hr
  -> Exactly. Thanks for the remark, Olga

agree  Krisztina Lelik
1 hr
  -> Thank you Krisztina

agree  Joseph Brazauskas: Lit., 'Let him/her be promoted so that he/she be removed.'
3 hrs
  -> Thank you Joseph

agree  Stephen C. Farrand: Seems a European Continental expression, to judge from web citations. Often about the Catholic Church.
17 hrs
  -> Thanks Stephen. Well, it depends on who writes each citation... but it is mainly a political maneuver.

agree  Francisca18: Helped me right now, thanks to all!
3188 days
  -> Thank you, Francisca
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