Meaning of “cut-throat” - Learner’s Dictionary

cut-throat

adjective mainly UK (US cutthroat) uk us /ˈkʌtθrəʊt/

a cut-throat business or other situation is where people will do anything to succeed and do not care if they hurt others:

the cut-throat world of journalism

(Definition of “cut-throat” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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