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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

dick measuring contest

vulgar slang A petty competition among individuals (usually men) who are trying to prove that they are better at something than the others. You're all good golfers, OK? Now can we please stop this ridiculous dick measuring contest? I hate how these political debates always seem to turn into a dick measuring contest, with each candidate trying to outdo the others.
See also: contest, dick, measure

no contest

1. Lit. [in games] a situation where one team fails to appear for a competition. It was declared no contest because the opposing team was stuck in traffic out on the expressway.
2. Fig. a situation where the winner-to-be of a contest is obvious even before holding the contest. It was no contest. The wrestler was so big and strong that no one could have defeated him.
See also: contest

not going to win any beauty contests

Fig. homely; ugly. Fred isn't going to win any beauty contests, but he's smart and considerate and he does well at his job. This old truck of mine is not going to win any beauty contests, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.
See also: any, beauty, contest, going, not, win

no contest

1 a decision by the referee to declare a boxing match invalid on the grounds that one or both of the boxers are not making serious efforts. 2 a competition, comparison, or choice of which the outcome is a foregone conclusion.
This expression is mainly found in the USA, and is perhaps influenced by the plea of nolo contendere (I do not wish to contend) in US law, meaning that the defendant in a criminal prosecution accepts conviction but does not admit guilt.
See also: contest
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The contest is set to take place from September 2-6, 2013.
When starting a contest, clients on Logo Force invite designers to compete in their contest based on the designer's logo portfolio.
The Hooters of Hollywood Charity Benefit Bikini Contest at the Highlands nightclub is to feature ``hot babes'' from four Los Angeles Hooters restaurants.
Contest day was going off early in the morning 'til 3 pm, when the runs started.
I try to enter one contest a year," explains Henderson-Townsend, not only for the potential prizes but as a tool for regularly reviewing the performance of her business.
For instance, a letter to the county assessor protesting a proposed real estate tax assessment constitutes a contest of an asserted liability.
A badly designed contest can even depress sales, he warns.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The 43rd Pillsbury Bake-Off([R]) Contest is now open for entries and inviting amateur cooks to send in their original recipe ideas for a chance at a million-dollar grand prize.
BE unveils the winners of our"Own Your First Home" Contest.
Some kid in the contest called a local chick "corn fed" and got kicked square in the nuts.
It will be a less-than-celebrated observance Saturday night at Staples Center, but the dunk contest turns 20 this year.
By adapting our race presentation technology to appeal to game and contest enthusiasts, we accomplish two objectives: we promote the sport with a young new audience that isn't currently attracted to live or simulcast racing; and we create a channel for a new, highly diversified revenue stream.
With kegs, DJs, pool tables, handles of booze and no age limit, a few participants like Abdias Rivera were drinking 'til the early morning and heavy puking within hours of their first contest run.
As an added incentive to participate in our Black Wealth Initiative, we launched the BE Financial Fitness Contest.