In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- It seems they only care about playing political one-upmanship at our expense.
- He had superiority, in a sense, one-upmanship.
- Who knows, we may have someone whose interests lie not in party political bickering, nor one-upmanship, not wrong-footing the other party, but in Bedford.
- For all the intricacies of the spat, it smacks of political one-upmanship, petty power play and a healthy dose of ego juice.
- Only the few scenes of parental one-upmanship have any comic spark.
- Constantly changing your ringtone combines several pubescent obsessions at once: pop music, computer technology and playground one-upmanship.
- In the end, the nation suffers on the scaffold of political games and one-upmanship.
- In an age of parental one-upmanship, when each party has to be bigger and better than the last, arranged parties are becoming the done thing.
- However, the political-battle of one-upmanship did not end here.
- You couldn't help but look forward with anticipation to the many quality, innovative ads in the annual contest of one-upmanship among advertisers.
- Each time a council meeting is cancelled or postponed because of political manoeuvring and one-upmanship, the real business of the municipality suffers.
- While Stammberger's creativity was fabulous, mixed with his aesthetic and playful spirit was no small amount of self promotion and one-upmanship.
- She's the one woman who can beat him at his own game of sexual one-upmanship.
- It would have been a simple matter to pilfer their tawdry Christmas illuminations in order to gain one-upmanship this year.
- It is pathetic though to see the TN government indulge in one-upmanship with political rivals over the elimination of Veerappan.
- The current frenzy seems more like political one-upmanship among governments than sound policy.
- While many may find the author's above comments relevant to the issue at hand, branding products as a method of securing their computer strikes me as one-upmanship.
- It is about selling television rights, team sponsorship and looking for one-upmanship in contracts.
- The vanity, selfishness and one-upmanship that typified governmental culture in the eighties was exemplified by the narcissism implicit in the leisure complex.
- It is a biting comment on the more consequential games of political one-upmanship played by these two nuclear states.
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