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it's a jungle out there

1. Some place is dangerous. Be careful when you go out tonight—it's a jungle out there!
2. The world is characterized by ruthless behavior and competition. All the top students are competing to be valedictorian—it's really a jungle out there. Don't expect this kind of consideration in the real world—it's a jungle out there.
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It's a jungle out there.

The real world is severe.; It's hard to get by in everyday life. A: Gee, people are so rude in this town. B: Yup, it's a jungle out there.
See also: jungle, out, there
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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