English version

one-upmanship

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishone-upmanshipone-up‧man‧ship /wʌnˈʌpmənʃɪp/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 BETTERattempts to make yourself seem better than other people, no matter what they do
Examples from the Corpus
one-upmanshipWatching the children together gave reassurance that childhood is not all one-upmanship and go-for-the-jugular.
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