up the stairs

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Adv.1.up the stairs - on a floor aboveup the stairs - on a floor above; "they lived upstairs"
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When I was a YEB engineer, our office was on the fourth floor of our office block at Lindley and a brisk walk up the stairs each morning used to set me up for the day.
Walk up the stairs at work instead of getting the lift ?
If your geriatric guy is having trouble and a ramp isn't an option, you can use a towel as a sling under his abdomen to assist his back end up the stairs.
Neighbours said "punters" had queued up the stairs to have sex with Owens and that she had performed sex acts in cars, the shared shed and even on the stairs themselves.
The increasing average age of the population; the increasing obesity and general lack-of-fitness; the unfortunate increase in world terrorism; and not to mention the increasing amount of equipment carried by fire and safety personnel (who come up the stairs whilst you're trying to get down them), all point us towards a major review of the safety aspect of the use of staircases, and the revision of stair design codes.
Turns out they were on their way up the stairs, and all my bras and panties fell on them.