From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpass over phrasal verb1pass somebody ↔ overBE if you are passed over for a job, someone else who is younger or lower in the organization than you is chosen for itThis is the second time I’ve been passed over for promotion (=someone else has been given a higher job instead of me). Grammar Pass over is usually passive in this meaning.2pass over somethingIGNORE if you pass over a remark or subject, you do not spend any time discussing itI want to pass over this quite quickly.I think we’d better pass over that last remark. →pass→ See Verb table
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passed over for promotion• And she was suddenly denied job interviews and passed over for promotion, she said.