dog-eat-dog

adjective \ ˌdȯg-ˌē(t)-ˈdȯg \

Definition of dog-eat-dog

:marked by ruthless self-interest
  • dog-eat-dog competition

First Known Use of dog-eat-dog

1834


DOG-EAT-DOG Defined for English Language Learners

dog-eat-dog

adjective

Definition of dog-eat-dog for English Language Learners

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


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