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dog–eat–dog

adjective \ˌdg-ˌē(t)-ˈdg\

—used to describe a situation in which people compete with each other for success in a cruel and selfish way

Full Definition of DOG-EAT-DOG

:  marked by ruthless self-interest <dog–eat–dog competition>

First Known Use of DOG-EAT-DOG

1834

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