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Meaning of “one-upmanship” in the English Dictionary

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one-upmanshipnoun [U]

 /ˈwʌnˈweɪ/ (also one-upsmanship,  /ˈwʌnˈʌps·mənˌʃɪp/ )
an ​effort to show that you are ​better than someone you are ​competing with: We ​heard the ​usualboasting and one-upsmanship before the ​boxersentered the ​ring.
(Definition of one-upmanship from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “one-upmanship”
in Chinese (Simplified) 胜人一筹的本事…
in Chinese (Traditional) 勝人一籌的本事…
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