pissing contest

noun

Definition of pissing contest

chiefly US, informal + sometimes vulgar
: a competition between rivals to determine superiority, predominance, or leadership

called also pissing match

First Known Use of pissing contest

1971, in the meaning defined above

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“Pissing contest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pissing%20contest. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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