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one-upmanship
American English: /wənˈəpmənˌʃɪp/
British English: /wʌnˈʌpmənʃɪp/

Translation of one-upmanship in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • [colloquial]
    (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) de matarles el punto a los demás [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • 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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