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One-downmanship

noun; derivation
the practice of out-doing another in a more negative manner or performing less well than another.
 
White Sox fans have suffered longer than Red Sox fans without winning a world series. But Red Sox fans — who think of themselves aggrandizingly as a Nation, not a family — have suffered more grotesquely. This is a critical distinction in their game of o
Etymology : 'one' + 'down' + 'man' + 'ship'
Source : Sports Illustrated, article on p. 54
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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