one up
adjective Date: 1919 being in a position of advantage — usually used with on

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • one-up — a. Ahead of a friend or competitor in some competitive activity. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • one up — {adj. phr.} Having an advantage; being one step ahead, * /John graduated from high school; he is one up on Bob, who dropped out./ * /The Platters are one up on their neighbors. They own the only color television set in their neighborhood./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • one up — {adj. phr.} Having an advantage; being one step ahead, * /John graduated from high school; he is one up on Bob, who dropped out./ * /The Platters are one up on their neighbors. They own the only color television set in their neighborhood./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • one-up — transitive verb Etymology: back formation from one upmanship Date: 1963 to practice one upmanship on …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • put one up to — phrasal to incite one to (a course of action) < they put him up to playing the prank > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • give (one) up for — {v. phr.} To abandon hope for someone or something. * /After Larry had not returned to base camp for three nights, his fellow mountain climbers gave him up for dead./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give (one) up for — {v. phr.} To abandon hope for someone or something. * /After Larry had not returned to base camp for three nights, his fellow mountain climbers gave him up for dead./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lead one up the garden path — phrasal see lead one down the garden path …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • One-upmanship — is the art or practice of successively outdoing a competitor. The term originated as the title of a book by Stephen Potter, published in 1952[1] as a follow up to The Theory and Practice of Gamesmanship (or the Art of Winning Games without… …   Wikipedia

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