To one-up someone ってどういう意味？
To one-up someone は（人より）「有利に立つ」「優れる」「出し抜く」「一歩先んじて」といった意味の英語表現です。
To one-up someoneってどういう場面で使うの？
Justin: How do we get more customers?
You: Of course. We’ll need to one-up our competitors
To one-up someone の自然な使い方を動画で学ぶ
Hello everyone! Justin here and welcome
back to another Bizmates for Beginners
video lesson where every week we
introduced a new idiom, phrase, or
expression that you can use in your
daily business conversation. This week
everyone, we are going to learn: To One-Up
(Someone or Something). Alright, so let's
get started. But first as always, let's do
a quick review of last week's lesson.
Alright everyone, so imagine I ask you:
When should the other managers join the
budget meetings? Okay, so they are very
important meetings, there's lots of
planning involved and you think the
other managers should join right away or
as soon as possible. So what's the
expression? You've got five seconds.
Are you ready? Okay go!
Alright and time is up. If you said: They should
join off the bat. Then that's exactly
right. Well done and thank you for
remembering the expression. Okay everyone,
let's move on to: To One Up Someone.
Now this is what I sometimes hear. Alright,
so I'm talking with my good friend and
colleague and I asked him: How do we get
more customers? You know we've been
trying very hard but it is very
difficult, competition is very tough. Taro
says: Of course. We'll need to be better
than our competitors. Right that's very
good advice, simple but very helpful. Now
there is another way of saying to be
better than and that is: We need to
one-up our competitors. To one-up our
competitors. Okay? So this means to be
better than, or to be ahead of. Okay, so
for example, we need to one-up our
competitors by making our product more
effective, for example. Or you might say, I
don't like being
in meetings with Mr. A because he's
always trying to one-up me. He's always
trying to be better than me. He's always
competing with me so it's very stressful.
Okay? So to one-up someone. For example
they are here, you're trying to one-up
them. You're trying to be better than
them, you're trying to get ahead of them,
you're trying to defeat them. Okay? So to
one-up your competitors, you need to have
maybe many strategies. Alright so please
remember this for next time.
Alright, pronunciation here everyone.
Very simple so please repeat after me.
To one up. Okay? So we need to one-up our
competitors. Your turn.
Very good. Alright, now after my
question: So how do we get more customers?
What do we need to do?
That's right. So in
order to one-up competitors, maybe we
need to rethink our price. Maybe we need
to think more about our marketing
strategy, something like that. Okay? Alright, so please remember that for next
week's review. Okay everyone, a bonus
question this week is another way to say:
I am so happy. If you know what the
answer is please leave it in the
If not, then well you can find it in one
of our previous Bizmates for Beginners
video lessons. Okay, but I will give you a
hint. Alright, there is a number
involved in this. Okay? The number is nine,
one two three four five six seven eight
nine. Okay, so that's a hint. Hopefully
that jogs or refreshes your memory. Okay
everyone, so that is it for us this week.
Thank you always for watching. Have a
great one everyone and I look forward to
seeing you next time. Bye bye!