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one up

adjective

Simple Definition of one up

  • : having an advantage over someone : in a position that is better than someone else's position

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of one up

  1. :  being in a position of advantage —usually used with on

1919

First Known Use of one up

1919


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