one-up (someone)

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.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does the idiom ‘one-up (someone)’ mean?

The idiom one-up (someone) means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”

How do you use ‘one-up (someone)’ in a sentence?

Example usage of idiom ‘one-up (someone)’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.

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