1. be able to pass or overcome an obstacle or difficult situation
get a plan/proposal past the Board
'Get past' is a phrasal verb used in professional and social contexts. To get past can mean to move around or in front of someone or something that is in your way. To get past someone or something can also mean to get beyond it, such as overcoming a difficulty or an obstacle. If something gets passed someone it can mean it is officially accepted or approved by someone in authority.