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English definition of “cut-throat”

cut-throat

adjective mainly UK (US cutthroat)
 
 
/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 journalismUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuse
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