[ wuhn-uhp-muh n-ship ]
/ ˈwʌnˈʌp mənˌʃɪp /
the art or practice of achieving, demonstrating, or assuming superiority in one's rivalry with a friend or opponent by obtaining privilege, status, status symbols, etc.: the one-upmanship of getting into the president's car pool.
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Also one-ups·man·ship [wuhn-uhps-muh n-ship] /ˈwʌnˈʌps mənˌʃɪp/.
Also called upmanship, upsmanship.
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British Dictionary definitions for one-upsmanship
/ (wʌnˈʌpmənʃɪp) /
informal the art or practice of achieving or maintaining an advantage over others, often by slightly unscrupulous means
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