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dog–eat–dog

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adjective \ˌdȯg-ˌē(t)-ˈdȯg\

Simple Definition of dog–eat–dog

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dog–eat–dog

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

1834

First Known Use of dog–eat–dog

1834


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