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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

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

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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'With a great response from the first time, we are again inviting primary level students to participate in 'Scratch and Python' programming contest and we are introducing a proper programming contest where participants will learn and have to do coding in contests not just a quiz test like past years,' he said.
Eurovision contests have become an integral part of the European musical tradition since then.
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Attending the contests of the championship was Shaikh Khalid bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, the President of the Showjumping Committee in BREEF.
LAHORE -- The Qiraat and Naat Society of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore organized Naat-Qiraat contests here on Tuesday.
If the client does want to include a no-contest clause, it's not hard to pass some of these tests, with witnesses and in writing, in order to fend off contests for those reasons.
Two New Mexico legislators are co-sponsoring a bill to outlaw coyote-killing contests that award cash and prizes for killing the most or biggest animals.
Determine how to run the contest. Use a third-party application to host a Facebook contest (though Facebook now does allow you to do simple contests through the use of Likes and Comments).
Jewish communities around the world are urged to prepare pupils for local Bible contests wherever they are held or to prepare pupils privately so that they can become future participants in the international Hidon.
That made LevelEleven, an app that helps sales managers set up contests, a natural fit for Varsity's sales force.