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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Based on this analysis, birds have clearly one-upped us in several ways in terms of colour vision," says Joseph C.
WHILE we were excited about having one Scottish side in the UEFA Cup final last week, the English have one-upped us again by having two sides in the final of the big cup.
Turns out they need a person who's got what the job requires Bye bye, Harriet Miers Bye bye, Harriet You loved your career enough to marry it You graciously accepted, and filled out the questionnaire Filled it full of air Mystifying students Of your jurisprudence So ends, Harriet Your winning streak as long as Secretariat Turns out the highest Court is kind of picky who it hires Bye bye, Harriet Miers He thought the fact you were his friend meant You could take the Fifth Amendment He thought he'd one-upped us Instead he gave us Juris Mortis Or perhaps more aptly, Court-us Interruptus And like a faithful practicing Conservative, y'all Practiced withdrawal Au revoir, Harriet Though a bon voyage may not seem necessary it.
We just shattered the world record, but the Australians one-upped us.