beggar-my-neighbour


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beggar-my-neighbour

n
1. (Card Games) a card game in which one player tries to win all the cards of the other player
2. (modifier) relating to or denoting an advantage gained by one side at the expense of the other: beggar-my-neighbour policies.
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Noun1.beggar-my-neighbour - a card game for two players in which the object is to win all of the other player's cardsbeggar-my-neighbour - a card game for two players in which the object is to win all of the other player's cards
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
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There is also an echo of the inter-war beggar-my-neighbour protectionist trade policies in Trump's current protectionist policy on steel tariffs.
There are aspects of the tax Bill that economists approve, notably the reduction in the corporate tax rate from 35 per cent (the highest among major economies) to 21 per cent, which will reduce the inefficient and inequitable practice of "beggar-my-neighbour" "tax arbitrage" (diversion of corporate profits to low-tax jurisdictions), though most would have preferred a smaller cut (and a smaller deficit).
The "first time", in this instance, was the 1930s, when the painfully slow recovery from a global financial crash led to political polarisation, beggar-my-neighbour trade wars, and the rise to power of anti-democratic, ultra-nationalist leaders in a number of countries.