go you one better

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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I'll even go you one better: Though in my Linear Algebra (Matrices) class I also learned how to manipulate matrices using programs such as MatLab and Mathematica, calculators were prohibited on test day.
Gips, he relates that, "One of the drawbacks of the CAPPS I system is that a person who poses no risk but shares a name with a terrorist can be repeatedly flagged for screening...." I'll go you one better. We have an employee named Jose Padilla (name familiar?).