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a pull of the hair for being unfairThe general response to "A kick and a flick for being so quick", which is in turn a response in itself to "A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month".Rate it:

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"life should be a celebration and not a competition."LifeRate it:

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i never thought about giving up, because i never participated in a competition that i couldn't win.CompetitionRate it:

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do someone dirtyTo deliberately treat someone in an unfair or harmful manner.Rate it:

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from the East German judgeUsed for comedic effect with an imaginary score in a competition because of the reputation of East German judges for giving low scores to non-East Germans.Rate it:

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go in forTo enter a competition.Rate it:

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kick ass and take namesTo beat someone in a competition, fight, or other situation.Rate it:

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na-na na-na boo-boo[c. mid 20th century?] A taunt or putdown, typically used to indicate that the speaker believes he or she has beaten the listener in a competition or is better in some other way or in a general sense; or an expression of satisfaction that the listener has received some supposedly deserved minor punishment or misfortune (a schadenfreude).Rate it:

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top dogIn a competition, the one expected to win.Rate it:

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low blowA rhetorical attack that is considered unfair or unscrupulous.Rate it:

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na-na na-na boo-booA taunt or putdown, typically used to indicate that the speaker believes he or she has beaten the listener in a competition or is better in some other way or in a general sense; or an expression of satisfaction that the listener has received some supposedly deserved minor punishment or misfortune.Rate it:

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big yearan informal competition among birdwatchers to see who can see or hear the largest number of species of birds within a single calendar year and within a specific geographical area.Rate it:

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dicksize warA pointless competition, dispute or conflict, often over some trivial matter.Rate it:

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rip offTo charge an exorbitant or unfair rate.Rate it:

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a force to reckon withA competition or entity which is strong with experiences, trained personnel, good reputation, hundreds of successful projects.Rate it:

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Dog-Eat-Dog WorldTo live a life associated by severe competition wherein people struggle ruthlessly to live or attain successRate it:

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high groundA position of advantage or superiority in a conflict or competition.Rate it:

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pissing contestA boys' prankish competition to determine who can urinate the furthest up a wall.Rate it:

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sacrificial poetIn poetry slams, a poet who goes first and gets scored by the judges, but is not actually in the competition.Rate it:

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ace outTo defeat others in a contest; to do better than others in a competition.Rate it:

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at the end of the roadNo longer in the competition. Voted off. Eliminated.Rate it:

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beat the pants offTo thoroughly and decisively defeat someone, either in a physical fight or, figuratively, in a competition.Rate it:

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below the beltUnfair; dirty; not according to the generally accepted rules.Rate it:

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Below the BeltSomething cruel, hurtful or unfair and considered against the rules of a true sportsmanship spiritRate it:

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bewafaUnfaith or unfairRate it:

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bomb outTo fail; to produce no or very poor results; to drop out of or be eliminated from a competition.Rate it:

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break the deadlockTo score the first goal or point in a competitionRate it:

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bring onTo make something appear, as on a stage or a place of competition.Rate it:

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caucus raceA political competition; the game of campaigning and one-upmanship to get votes and be elected.Rate it:

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clean someone's clockTo defeat decisively, in a physical fight or other competition or negotiation.Rate it:

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come firstTo win first place in a competition.Rate it:

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cough upTo lose a competition by one's own mistakes, usually near the end of the contest.Rate it:

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do the dirty onTo treat in an unfair manner; to cheat or betray.Rate it:

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dope sheetA publication, updated very frequently and used by people who make horse racing wagers, which summarizes information about the horses running in specific races; a publication which provides background information and/or predictions used by people wagering on any sort of competition.Rate it:

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feeding frenzyA wild, turbulent situation in which multiple sharks or other predatory fish attack one or more edible creatures simultaneously, in competition with each other.Rate it:

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feeding frenzyA voracious competition among would-be purchasers, etc. for limited resources.Rate it:

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first loserThe second place finisher in auto racing competition.Rate it:

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get the bootTo be voted off a competition in a reality television show.Rate it:

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get the chopTo be eliminated from a competition in a reality television program.Rate it:

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get up inTo best someone in a competition; to successfully challenge someone.Rate it:

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grandstand playA successful play or other manoeuvre during a sporting competition in which one or more players shows off unnecessarily in order to entertain or impress the spectators.Rate it:

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Hit Below the BeltOne not showing sportsman spirit rather using unfair tactics to win the gameRate it:

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hold one's ownTo stand up to; to give a respectable performance; to provide worthy competition.Rate it:

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in a league of one's ownFar excelling even the closest contender; not having any worthy competition.Rate it:

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in the leadin first position in a competitionRate it:

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lick the pants offTo thoroughly and decisively defeat someone, either in a physical fight or, figuratively, in a competition.Rate it:

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low blowAn unfair or illegal blow that lands below the opponent’s waist; a groin attack..Rate it:

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mano a manoA head-on conflict or direct competition; a duel.Rate it:

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move the goal postsTo unilaterally change the rules, or terms of an agreement, especially in an unfair or underhand way.Rate it:

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out of the runningNo longer in competition.Rate it:

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