From there, it's a nasty game of one-upmanship
, their obsession with each other taking on a hatred that obliterates reason.
Dishion of the University of Oregon in Eugene found that, during videotaped talks between 14-year-old best friends, some excitedly exchanged stories of increasingly deviant misadventures in a kind of antisocial one-upmanship
, while others discussed any misdeeds briefly, if at all.
At The Sacramento Ballet, principal Kirsten Bloom tells of a different sort of backstage diversion among the dancers--a certain boredom-fighting tradition of one-upmanship
they goodnaturedly refer to as "dressing room wars.
Best, Fitch, Moody's and Weiss are in danger of falling prey to the nasty habit of one-upmanship
, in their rush to be No.
Consider the bidding wars at auctions: The opening price is usually low enough to create a fast-paced one-upmanship
between bidders, with many people participating.
But physicians by nature are rugged individualists more interested in one-upmanship
and stabbing each other in the back than in ever becoming a cohesive bunch.
This compendious work weaves examinations of a variety of Reformation texts from the Ninety-Five Theses to Paradise Lost into an original historical narrative, which offers the obligatory nods to Derrida and Foucault without embroiling its drive in scholarly one-upmanship
An artistic homage is by no means a straightforward gesture--it can be an act of cannibalism or one-upmanship
as much as of indebtedness or respect.
In a society that prizes the sufferer and engages in one-upmanship
particularly when misery is concerned, Winfrey has cornered the market.
A "systems approach" to budgeting creates organizations that understand how the parts of an organization relate to one another to create the whole through a financial perspective--a perspective that makes meeting financial responsibilities a core organizational competency, rather than an exercise in blind one-upmanship
The authors of the Netsky and Bagle worms have been battling for virus writing supremacy in March, with both releasing new variants in a tit-for-tat game of one-upmanship
His book is replete with an incredible chain of one-upmanship
, hunches that led to breakthroughs, fights for monopolies, competition between companies, and clashing philosophies.
For a few years now Honda and Toyota have been playing a quiet game of one-upmanship
as they work to update plants for better efficiency and productivity.
Truly skeptical writing--prose that is thoughtful and inquisitive even while it doubts and questions cultural certainties--is rare in our age of critical carping, finger-pointing, and one-upmanship
It was not a subject for political one-upmanship
but a matter of grave concern.