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English definition of “dog-eat-dog”

dog-eat-dog

adjective     /ˌdɒɡ.iːtˈdɒɡ/ US  /ˌdɑː.ɡ.iːtˈdɑː.ɡ/ disapproving
used to describe a situation in which people will do anything to be successful , even if what they do harms other people : It's a dog-eat-dog world out there.
(Definition of dog-eat-dog adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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