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go you one better

I can or will outdo what you just said or did, or I am going to suggest something that surpasses it (referring to another person's efforts or accomplishments). You might be proud of yourself for getting a trophy, but I can go you one better—I won first place! Letting everyone out early is good idea, but I'll go you one better—let's give them the day off!
See also: better, go, one
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Listen to members, give them what they want and go them one better.
In Denver, seventh graders go them one better. With the help of a borrowed backhoe, they turn a weed-choked one-acre parking lot into a fully functioning wetland, planting 10,000 bullrushes in the process
While most major booksellers list their wares on the Net, DK plans to go them one better by putting the content of all its titles on the Internet by November.
Ostensibly exemplifying the glories of free speech, more often than not the callers a applaud the inflammatory hip shooting of the hosts or even "go them one better." Incredibly irresponsible comments by callers are usually unchallenged.