dick measuring contest

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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.
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"If we have a dick-measuring contest, I'm gonna win!" laughs Alfonso Coretti (Bill Camp, fast becoming the biggest scene-stealer in Hollywood), the Mafia boss from across the river in Brooklyn -- but even he accepts that the three ladies run the Kitchen.