one-upmanship


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one-up·man·ship

(wŭn-ŭp′mən-shĭp′) also one-ups·man·ship (-ŭps′-)
n. Informal
The art of outdoing or showing up a rival or competitor, as in exploits, privileges, or honors.

one-upmanship

(wʌnˈʌpmənʃɪp)
n
informal the art or practice of achieving or maintaining an advantage over others, often by slightly unscrupulous means

one′-up′manship

or one′-ups′manship,



n.
the art or practice of maneuvering for or gaining the advantage in a competitive relationship, as through status symbols or displays of superiority.
[1950–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.one-upmanship - the practice of keeping one jump ahead of a friend or competitor
practice, pattern - a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
Translations

one-upmanship

[wʌnˈʌpmənʃɪp] Narte m de aventajar a los demás, arte m de llevar siempre la delantera

one-upmanship

[ˌwʌnˈʌpmənʃɪp] n the art of one-upmanshipl'arte f di primeggiare
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