go upstairs



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 and past participle gone upstairs)

  1. Used other than as an idiom: 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)