One-upmanship in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of One-upmanship

the practice of outdoing a competitor by always staying one step ahead

Examples of One-upmanship in a sentence

Committing himself to one-upmanship, the basketball player always rubbed his wins in his rival’s face.  🔊

The two siblings were always playing a game of one-upmanship, competing for their parents’ attention.  🔊

Emma’s tendency toward one-upmanship in the classroom gave her a reputation for being too competitive.  🔊

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