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killer instinct

noun

Simple Definition of killer instinct

  • : a very strong desire to succeed or win

Full Definition of killer instinct

  1. :  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.



1931

First Known Use of killer instinct

1931


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