the law of the jungle

Definition of the law of the jungle

  1. —used to describe a situation in which people do whatever they want to or whatever is necessary to survive or succeed an industry governed by the law of the jungle

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a binding custom or practice of a community :  a rule of conduct or action prescribed (see prescribe 1a) or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority

    :  the whole body of such customs, practices, or rules

    :  common law

  1. :  litigate

    :  to sue or prosecute at law

  1. :  an impenetrable thicket or tangled mass of tropical vegetation

    :  a tract overgrown with thickets or masses of vegetation

    :  a confused or disordered mass of objects :  jumble

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to cast off or become cast off

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