Refers to where a child pits one adult-relative against another in an attempt to get what he wants. A clever way for the child to avoid resorting to temper-tantrums, but equally invalid and shamelessly manipulative.
If my mom won't let me have a certain toy or candy at the store, I just "up the auntie" by reminding her how her child-pampering sister always buys me stuff I want when I'm out shopping with her.
by QuacksO August 10, 2018
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