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the law of the jungle

the ​idea that ​people who ​care only about themselves will be most ​likely to ​succeed in a ​society or ​organization: We ​hope for a ​world where the ​rule of law, not the law of the ​jungle, ​governs the ​conduct of ​nations.
(Definition of the law of the jungle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the law of the jungle”
in Chinese (Simplified) 丛林法则,弱肉强食…
in Chinese (Traditional) 叢林法則,弱肉強食…
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