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beggar–thy–neighbor

adjective

Definition of BEGGAR-THY-NEIGHBOR

:  relating to or being an action or policy that produces gains for one group at the expense of another <followed beggar–thy–neighbor policies in imposing taxes>

First Known Use of BEGGAR-THY-NEIGHBOR

1945

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