Definition of one-upmanship in English:

one-upmanship

Syllabification: one-up·man·ship
Pronunciation: /wən ˈəpmənˌSHip
 
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noun

informal
  • The technique or practice of gaining a feeling of superiority over another person.
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    • It is pathetic though to see the TN government indulge in one-upmanship with political rivals over the elimination of Veerappan.
    • It would have been a simple matter to pilfer their tawdry Christmas illuminations in order to gain one-upmanship this year.
    • Each time a council meeting is cancelled or postponed because of political manoeuvring and one-upmanship, the real business of the municipality suffers.

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