beggar-my-neighbour


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beggar-my-neighbour

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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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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.
So let's not take a beggar-my-neighbour approach to this matter.
We are in the midst of the age of competitive depreciation and of a beggar-my-neighbour philosophy.