one-upmanship

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one-up +‎ -manship

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one-upmanship (plural one-upmanships)

  1. (idiomatic) The art or practice of successively outdoing a competitor.
    They are bent on one-upmanship. I think it's hopeless to try to stop them.
    He always engaged in one-upmanship.
  2. (idiomatic) A succession of instances of outdoing a competitor.

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