dog-eat-dog world

world full of competition

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • dog-eat-dog — [dôg΄ēt dôg′] adj. characterized by ruthless or savage competition …   English World dictionary

  • dog eat dog — INFORMAL ► a situation in which competitors are willing to harm each other in order to be successful: »It is dog eat dog on Las Vegas s world famous Strip as huge casino complexes compete for attention. »The fast growing telecom industry was a… …   Financial and business terms

  • dog-eat-dog — if a situation is dog eat dog, people will do anything to be successful, even if what they do harms other people. It s a dog eat dog world out there so you ve got to know who your real friends are …   New idioms dictionary

  • dog eat dog — In a dog eat dog world, there is intense competition and rivalry, where everybody thinks only of himself or herself …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • dog — dog1 W1S1 [dɔg US do:g] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(animal)¦ 2¦(male animal)¦ 3¦(woman)¦ 4 dog eat dog 5 be going to the dogs 6¦(dishonest)¦ 7 a dog s life 8 make a dog s breakfast of something 9 a dog s dinner …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dog-eat-dog — mod. cruel; highly competitive. □ This is a dog eat dog world. □ It’s dog eat dog out there …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • dog-eat-dog — ready or willing to fight and hurt others to get what you want It is a dog eat dog world out in the world of advertising and public relations …   Idioms and examples

  • dog-eat-dog — adjective harsh and ruthless Its a dog eat dog world in the movie business Everyone in the movie business is trying to get one up over everyone else …   Wiktionary

  • dog eat dog —    In a dog eat dog world, there is intense competition and rivalry, where everybody thinks only of himself or herself.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • dog eat dog — vicious competition, everybody for himself    Will education prepare us for the dog eat dog world of business? …   English idioms

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