one-upmanship definition

  • noun:
    • Informal the skill of outdoing or arriving a rival or rival, as with exploits, benefits, or awards.
    • The art or training of successively outdoing a competitor.
    • A succession of instances of outdoing a competitor.
    • The mindset or practice of trying to keep one-step in front of a friend or competition; energetic competitiveness.
    • the rehearse of maintaining one jump in front of a buddy or competition

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