one-up (someone)

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one-up (someone)

To make a point of outdoing, outperforming, outclassing, etc., someone. I hate telling stories around Jack because he always tries to one-up you with some fabulous anecdote of his own.
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Pep Guardiola was interested in next manager a sizeable out job on hands Corless both Sanchez and Fred but as time goes on you begin to wonder if it was all a ruse - an attempt by the Catalan to bait Mourinho into one-upping him and wasting United's money.