dog-eat-dog Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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dog-eat-dogadjective

uk   /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.
Translations of “dog-eat-dog”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不擇手段, 冷酷無情的競爭…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不择手段, 冷酷无情的竞争…
(Definition of dog-eat-dog from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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