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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.
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one-upmanship

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

one-upmanship

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

[ˌwʌnˈʌpmənʃɪp] n the art of one-upmanshipl'arte f di primeggiare
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References in periodicals archive ?
It is a slap in the face for my son and his colleagues who lost their jobs and is simply a case of one upmanship by the store with the Christmas ads coming up.
Should we laugh this off as perhaps a case of "one upmanship", or take it more seriously as another abuse of the use of verbs?
The twisty-turny nature of falling in love, or nearly falling in love is demonstrated by brinkmanship and one upmanship.
David Nolan was suspended for one day (May 16) after the stewards found him guilty of using his whip with excessive frequency and down the shoulder in the forehand position on One Upmanship in the race won by Go Green.
Lingfield: 12.20 Summer Charm, 12.50 Gravardlax, 1.20 Zalkani, 1.50 Kallista's Pride, 2.20 Pianoforte, 2.50 One Upmanship, 3.20 Jonny Ebeneezer, 3.50 Nantucket Sound.
IT should be a case of one Upmanship on the second day at Aintree.