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Pronunciation: /ˌwʌnˈʌpmənʃɪp/

Translation of one-upmanship in Spanish:


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  • [colloquial/familiar][ arte de colocarse siempre en una situación de superioridad con respecto a los demás ] owning a yacht was his idea of one-upmanship le parecía que tener un yate era la forma de quedar por encima de los demás or (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) de matarles el punto a los demás [colloquial/familiar]

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