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one-up(s)manship

The act of trying to outdo or be more successful, admirable, or respected than someone else. If the members of our Congress were less involved with political one-upsmanship, we could have passed several bills by now that could be stimulating the economy. I've never seen someone more devoted to one-upmanship than Tim. Everywhere you've been, he's been somewhere more excited.
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Shirley Manship DIDN'T know it could affect asthmatics, we were out all day yesterday and my daughter had a terrible night, needed her inhaler numerous times, hopefully it will go quickly.
A study by the Public Policy Research Lab at the university's Manship School of Mass Communication polled 917 residents age 18 or older across the state from Feb.
Manship Media CFO Ralph Bender will Chair Media Finance Focus, the 59th Annual conference.
He was born February 16, 1923 in Findlay, IL to the late ESCO & Mary (Manship) Moon.
Alex Eaton says the cuisine at his Manship Wood-Fired Kitchen, opened in October 2013, is "Mediterranean with Southern roots."
When Baton Rouge native and television executive Richard Manship and his wife Claire sought to establish roots in her home state, they looked no further than Lost Rabbit, a waterfront community on the shores of the Ross Barnett Reservoir.
Reece Morris had a deflected shot pushed on to the bar by Crane with Tom Manship firing well over from inside the six yard box.
The IAF chief also stated that the force was acquiring multi-spectrum strategic capabilities and will remain committed in building a joint manship with the Indian Army and the Navy.
Reece Morris had netted a Matthew Melbourne cross for Gresley's first goal, before Melbourne then claimed the final touch to Tom Manship's low free-kick which somehow crept under Town keeper Louis Connor.
Russell, Marsden Hartley, George Bellows, and Paul Manship, and four essays about the theme.
We believe in the power of sport to effect positive change in society and by working with the Ministry of Sports Affairs, are aiming to reach out and encourage the growth of sportsA[degrees] manship, teamwork and unity.
The firm's quality, cus tomer service and work manship have led to it being shortlisted for the third year running for an award at the prestigious Security Excellence Aw ards in London next week.
Les Manship, 77, a former British Steel engineer who has lived next to the proposed site in Saltburn for 35 years, told the hearing he was concerned about local wildlife and the impact on local schools.
Er bod y gystadleuaeth yn agored i ysgolion led led Cymru, naw ysgol o'r De a'r Canolbarth gymerodd ran eleni a thra roeddwn i yn holi a thrafod eu dewis lyfr a darllen yn gyffredinol bu Cathryn Gwynn yn beirniadu cyflwyniadau o destun gwahanol a'r awdur Paul Manship yn rhannu ei ddoniau.