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I am not a native speaker.

Is that appropriate to say:

The assignment was discussed a while ago, that was before you moved up/promotion.

Is "move up" has a positive meaning, can I say:

That was before you moved up to a coworker that just got promoted.

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Moved up is a phrasal verb that can mean promoted. So you can use one or the other, but you should avoid using both.

So, your first sentence might read:

The assignment was discussed a while ago, that was before you were promoted.

If you wanted to use moved up instead, you could say:

The assignment was discussed a while ago, that was before you moved up.

I think “moved up” has a rather informal informal feel in that context, although you could rectify that by adding an object to the phrasal verb:

The assignment was discussed a while ago, that was before you moved up into your new position.

If you don’t mind the informal feel, that could be changed to:

The assignment was discussed a while ago, that was before you moved up the company ladder.

(A “company ladder” refers to the hierarchy of a work organization. People who are getting promotions to higher positions are said to be going up the company ladder.)

As for your second sentence, I’d recommend the same thing: avoid using promoted and moved up in the same sentence. In other words, change:

That was before you moved up to a coworker that just got promoted.

to:

That was before you moved up into your new position.

or:

That was before you were promoted into your new position.

although you could use the noun form of promote, and keep this very brief:

That was before your promotion.

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