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1.
To "one up" somebody. To make somebody look less kool.

Derived from tearing the sleeves off a leather jacket, turning it into a leather vest.
James Dean: Joe, I've been dyin' since the day I was born.

Joe: Well Jimmy, I've been livin' since the day I was born, and I've been livin' like I'm dyin'.

Bystander: Whoa, Joe! Way to rip the sleeves off James Dean!
by Joe Stonewell December 12, 2008

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