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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 best and quickest way to uncover the false claims of the Holocaust contesters is to give them the full freedom to speak so that they unmask themselves, instead of hindering them and giving them the opportunity to appear like victims in the face of new fascism.
Name of Contester (real name for information checking & award conferring & nickname for publicized page uses)
Conseil legislatif de Khartoum annonce l'ouverture de ses portes aux proprietaires des clubs des spectateurs pour contester la decision de la fernmeture .
Sharma a precise qu'il entendait contester les preuves recueillies par la police, se refusant a plus de commentaires.
In order to be a contester, you don't have to be a good cook.
Au nom de la rationalite economique, nul ne songe a contester la revision des tarifs de certains produits qui peuvent induire d'autres effets comme la rationalisation des depenses.
Le spectacle macabre va commencer Alertez toute la communaute Hommes, femmes, grands et petits Tout le peuple doit assister Et personne ne peut contester Les maitres de la cite Le bucher est allume L'autodafe est pret Sensations fortes garanties Spectacle pathetique gratuit Offert par les maitres de la cite Au peuple bien-aime Laissez-vous vous emporter Laissez-vous vous envouter Approchez du bucher Attisez le brasier Regardez-le s'embraser Humez sa fumee Aiguisez les flammes de l'enfer Enivrez-vous de sa chaleur Jouissez de bonheur Bonheur dementiel Voir une femme qui brule
Il y a au moins une chose qui apparaEt dans ce rapport, et que personne ne saurait contester, c'est que nous avons de bonnes raisons d'etre inquiets.
French contester Philippe Laurent finished the marathon despite suffering from multiple sclerosis.
Zarmina Barakzai said Atal, the son of her rival contester, Shukuria Esakhil, with seven bodyguards threatened her to death and used abusive words after intercepting her vehicle.
She was a contester and entered everything - and won lots of prizes.
Cependant, la partie n'est pas pour autant gagnee, car Un Heros des Vents et Tom et Lulu ne devraient pas se laisser conter fleurette et donc de lui contester jusqu'a l'ultime foulee la plus haute marche du podium de l'epreuve qui s'adresse aux chevaux de 3 ans et plus Trotteurs francais, n'ayant pas totalise la somme de 150.
This demand was made by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader - Faisal Wadia - who was flanked by his partys contester for NA-246 by-election Imran Ismail, the party Sindh Chief Nadir Akmal Leghari, Dawa Khan Sabir and others.
Les evenements d'Abbassiya ont commence lorsque les supporters du candidat Hazem Abou IsmaE1/2l, ecarte de la course presidentielle, ont voulu contester la decision de la commission electorale.
Merimi, Pommeau de Bully, qui lui aussi reste sur de tres belles performances, dans des conditions similaires a celle du jour et qui mettra a profit sa forme affichee pour lui contester la plus haute marche du podium.