dog–eat–dog

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adjective \ˌdȯg-ˌē(t)-ˈdȯg\

Definition of dog–eat–dog

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

1834

First Known Use of dog–eat–dog

1834


DOG–EAT–DOG Defined for English Language Learners

dog–eat–dog

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adjective \ˌdȯg-ˌē(t)-ˈdȯg\

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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