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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. A plea in a criminal court case, in which the defendant accepts a conviction without offering a defense, but also without admitting guilt. The college student plead no contest to charges of manslaughter and aggravated assault.
2. An outcome in a combat sport, especially boxing, in which there is neither a winner nor a loser due to reasons outside of the combatants' control. The referee declared no contest when the power went out in the stadium. The referee accidentally hit one of the fighters in the eye with his elbow, so he had to declare a no contest.
3. A situation in which one side is overwhelmingly more likely to succeed over the other. A: "Who would win in a fight between Batman and Superman?" B: "Superman, no contest." Everyone assumed it was no contest that Robertson would win, given his size, experience, and ability. Yet against all odds, Ramirez defeated him in the final seconds of the match.
See also: contest, no

not going to win any beauty contests

Not especially beautiful or attractive. Sometimes used as a facetious or sarcastic way of calling someone or something ugly. I know I'm not going to win any beauty contests, but I don't think I'm so ugly that no one would want to be with me. A: "What do you think of their new house?" B: "Well, it isn't going to win any beauty contests, that's for sure."
See also: any, beauty, contest, going, not, win

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, no

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, no
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Senior Congress leader PC Chacko explained the idea behind Rahul contesting two parliamentary constituencies for the first time.
In NA-25, former chief minister Pervez Khattak, PML-N's Siraj Mohammad Khan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Gulalai ) Ayesha Gulalai Wazir and PPP Khan Pervez contesting the election.
Similarly, party stalwarts like Shah Mahmood Qureshi was also contesting on more than one National Assembly seats while he was also contesting on one provincial assembly seat as well from Punjab.
Punjab, too has not fared well with regard to women participation for NA and PA seats as only 73 are contesting for NA as compared with their 1,623 male counterparts and 174 for the provincial assembly as compared with their 4,036 male counterparts for the 371-member Punjab Assembly.
Malik Juma Khan contesting in NA-25 Nowshera is also the first-time contestant.
DAP is contesting seven state seats and three parliamentary seats, while Amanah will contest two state seats and two parliamentary seats.
In Tharparkar there are 13 candidates are contesting the elections where tough contests are expected.
Hanjra is contesting against former Punjab governor Ghulam Mustufa Khar, who has Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's (PTI) ticket.
Zafar Warraich, was the member of Q-League and later PPP, is now contesting against his old parties on the PTI's ticket.
Local Sabah political alliance United Sabah Alliance (USA) have announced 80 per cent of their candidates from three parties, each who will be contesting under their own party logo.
KARACHI: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) on Saturday proposed the name of Aseefa Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto's youngest daughter, for contesting elections from Lyari or Tando Allahyar.Aseefa Bhutto will turn 25 years old next month making her eligible to contest elections from NA-248 in Lyari and NA-223 from Tando Allahyar.
Maulana Attaulhaq Dervish is contesting candidate of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazal from NA-13.
A meeting of the Central Executive Committee of the party was also held in this regard a week ago, in which contesting of bye-elections by Imran Khan was discussed and even voting was held by raising hands and majority gave vote against contesting of elections.
"I thought that already two members of my family are contesting the election and this is the time one should think about not contesting.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari are contesting upcoming general election from more than two constituencies.