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"cutthroat" in British English

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cutthroatadjective

uk   /ˈkʌt.θrəʊt/  us   /ˈkʌt.θroʊt/ mainly UK
not ​involvingconsidering or ​worrying about any ​harmcaused to ​others: the cutthroat world of ​journalism The ​advertisingworld can be a very cutthroat business.
(Definition of cutthroat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cutthroatadjective

 us   /ˈkʌtˌθroʊt/
showing no ​care or ​consideration for the ​harm done to ​others with whom you are in ​competition: He was ​unhappyworking in the cutthroat ​world of ​advertising.
(Definition of cutthroat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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