go one better
phrasal outdo, surpass

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • go one better — (than (someone/something)) to do more or be better than someone or something else. When her friend picked up a pair of those new spike heeled boots, Shirley went one better and ordered a custom made pair. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form… …   New idioms dictionary

  • go one better — index surpass Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • go one better — phrasal : outdo, surpass all of his tone poems demand an orchestra of at least ninety players, and in at least one … he goes Wagner one better, calling for an orchestra of one hundred and sixteen Deems Taylor * * * go one better In some card… …   Useful english dictionary

  • go one better — to do something better than it has been done before. The company has decided to go one better than its rivals by offering free drinks with every burger. He set the world record last year. This year he would like to go one better by beating his… …   New idioms dictionary

  • go one better — do more, hit harder, outdo yourself    If he gives her candy, I ll go one better and give her flowers …   English idioms

  • go one better — do something better than someone else, do more or be better than someone I decided to go him one better and buy a bigger present for my girlfriend …   Idioms and examples

  • go one better — Synonyms and related words: best, better, cap, circumvent, deceive, elude, evade, exceed, excel, foil, frustrate, get around, get round, give the runaround, give the slip, improve on, outfigure, outflank, outgeneral, outguess, outmaneuver,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • go one better — narrowly surpass. → one s betrothed …   English new terms dictionary

  • go one better than someone — go one better (than (someone/something)) to do more or be better than someone or something else. When her friend picked up a pair of those new spike heeled boots, Shirley went one better and ordered a custom made pair. Usage notes: sometimes used …   New idioms dictionary

  • go one better than something — go one better (than (someone/something)) to do more or be better than someone or something else. When her friend picked up a pair of those new spike heeled boots, Shirley went one better and ordered a custom made pair. Usage notes: sometimes used …   New idioms dictionary

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