one-up (someone)

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one-up (someone)

To make a point of outdoing, outperforming, outclassing, etc., someone. I hate telling stories around Jack because he always tries to one-up you with some fabulous anecdote of his own.
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But Buenos Aires real estate broker Claudio Vinas has one-upped them all: He'll take your pooch on vacation.
And Mississippi's Fordice one-upped them all by announcing a plan to make his state the "capital of capital punishment.