dog-eat-dog


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dog-eat-dog

(dôg′ēt-dôg′, dŏg′ēt-dŏg′)
adj.
Ruthlessly acquisitive or competitive: a dog-eat-dog society.
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She's accompanied by an inclusive trio of squabbling students who she meets while in the dog-eat-dog world of a US high school, and is chased by bad guys who are looking for a fabled city of gold.
Willie Paterson's side have made light work of what is normally a dog-eat-dog West Super First Division to coast to the title and book a return to the top flight after two years.
But Nicky has a put-down even for Max, regularly telling him: "For God's sake, shut up." If the models can survive a dressing down from this industry legend they've nothing to fear from the dog-eat-dog modelling world.
In the dog-eat-dog world of the modern law business, they don't kick anybody when they are down.
"Think of the social chapter in Europe preventing a race to the bottom, preventing a dog-eat-dog competition between European nations vying with each other for the inward investment that's available by social dumping and by the lowering of standards.
Like most businesses, the pub trade is cut and thrust - absolutely dog-eat-dog.
But Shadow Welsh Secretary Mr Smith claimed that a Conservative victory in the May election would trigger the "unleashing of a new era of dog-eat-dog competition and corrosive inequality across Britain".
"Football is a short enough career as it is and you have to look after yourself because it's a dog-eat-dog situation and when I saw other (Wrexham) players who didn't play as many games being offered 12-month deals I was very disappointed.
It's a dog-eat-dog world in 1980s Chicago where four desperate real-estate agents go to any lengths to meet their sales targets including lies and flattery to bribery, threats, intimidation and burglary.