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one-upmanship

noun [U] uk   us   /ˌwʌnˈʌp.mən.ʃɪp/ disapproving
a situation in which someone does or says something in order to prove that they are better than someone else
Translations of “one-upmanship”
in Chinese (Traditional) 勝人一籌的本事…
in Chinese (Simplified) 胜人一筹的本事…
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