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killer instinct

noun

: a very strong desire to succeed or win

Full Definition of KILLER INSTINCT

:  an aggressive tenacious urge for domination in a struggle to attain a set goal

Examples of KILLER INSTINCT

  1. Her killer instincts have helped her become one of the top tennis players in the world.

First Known Use of KILLER INSTINCT

1931

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