pissing contest

pissing contest

A useless or trivial argument, competition, or comparison. Whenever Jeff and Tim hang out, they always get into this pissing contest about who's the bigger sci-fi fanatic. If you two are quite finished with your little pissing contest, do you think we might get back to work now?
See also: contest, piss
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What some might call the latest Congressional pissing contest promises to have deep and lasting consequences on our financial lives," said Casey Bond, GoBankingRates.
2) Don't enter in a pissing contest with a skunk (this was after enduring personal attacks as chair during a school board meeting).
It's fine to ask what's going on, but don't get into a pissing contest with your caregivers.
Put bluntly, New York politicians are involved in a massive pissing contest over the issue.
Among other things, Salvador engages in, or at least hallucinates about, a pissing contest with artist Georgia O'Keeffe.
It seemed like a pissing contest for teenage boys with a Jackie Chan complex.
The editor of the New York Review of Books is famous for picking reviewers who in turn pick the bones of the books and authors they review, but only a fool would enter into a pissing contest with Bill Gass.
What some might call the latest Congressional pissing contest promises to have deep and lasting consequences on American financial lives," said Casey Bond, GoBankingRates managing editor.
But I don't get involved a lot with panels of people because it's just a pissing contest, and it's not my style.
The advice I was given when dealing with such situations because my natural inclination was to rebut the inaccuracies, and an axiom I continue to adhere to is this: Never get into a pissing contest with a skunk.
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