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dog-eat-dog

(dôg′ēt-dôg′, dŏg′ēt-dŏg′)
adj.
Ruthlessly acquisitive or competitive: a dog-eat-dog society.
References in classic literature ?
"It's dog eat dog, I guess, and it's always ben that way.
DUNDALK hope Dan Cleary will be the mutt's nuts after leaving the 'dog eat dog' world of English football behind him.
MICHAEL RYAN says top flight hurling is 'dog eat dog' - though the Tipperary boss (above) is preparing for a Cat fight.
Film Dog Eat Dog Ex-cons Troy (Nicolas Cage), Mad Dog (Willem Dafoe) and Diesel (Christopher Matthew Cook) are hired by an eccentric mob boss to kidnap a baby and hold it for a large ransom.
It's dog eat dog and vice versa, as one old Scots MP quipped.
Crime has been the stuff of cinema since the medium's earliest days, to the extent that the genre has become all but calcified --which surely explains why director Paul Schrader goes so far out of his way to break all the rules with "Dog Eat Dog," starring Willem Dafoe and Nicolas Cage as would-be kidnappers.
New dealer Jim (below) goes up against more experienced traders to prove he's got what it takes to cut it in this dog eat dog world.
Dylan Duffus who starred in Woolcock's hip hop drama 1 Day and also collaborated with her on the award-winning documentary One Mile Away about Birmingham's gang wars is reunited with the director again, this time as researcher and interviewer helping Woolcock gain access to this dog eat dog underworld.
PHIL Jagielka insists there is no "dog eat dog" mentality amongst England's central defenders as they look to establish themselves as the first-choice pairing after the John Terry-Rio Ferdinand era.
In addition to headliners Jamiroquai and Cypress Hill, the other bands booked to perform include Morcheeba, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Hurts, Stereo MCs, Dog Eat Dog, Delinquent Habits, Gentleman & the Evolution, and Cyanna.
Bernie Madoff was an epitomy of this 'dog eat dog' world, success to be got at whatever the cost.