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cutthroat prices

Extremely low prices (i.e., those that "cut the throats" of competitors by being impossible to beat). They gained a huge foothold in the market by offering decent mid-range smartphones at cutthroat prices.
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cut someone's throat

1. Be the means of someone's ruin, as in Joe would cut her throat if she got in his way. One can also cut one's own throat, that is, spoil one's own chances, as in Alice cut her own throat by her repeated absences. This hyperbolic term alludes to actual murder (or suicide). [c. 1500]
2. cut one another's throats. Engage in destructive competition. For example, With their price war the two stores were cutting each other's throats. This usage gave rise, by 1880, to the idiom cutthroat competition, for vicious competitive practices.
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In some ways that's what the Cutthroats are all about--watching these young kids reach for the golden ring.
Relative condition factors were also computed for cutbow trout and cutthroat trout data measured in 2011 and plotted for the available months.
She discovered that the restocked fish raised in hatcheries (facility that breeds fish) were actually Colorado River cutthroat trout.
One of 13 cutthroat trout subspecies in the American West, this fish evolved in ancient Lake Lahontan, which at its maximum size inundated about 8,600 square miles (22,300 sq.
The results were immediate: Westslope cutthroat trout returned to Spring Creek for the first time in decades.
The Yellowstone cutthroat is one of approximately 12 subspecies of native cutthroat trout found in clean, cold streams and lakes in North America.
00), Les Johnson's Fly-Fishing Coastal Cutthroat Trout is the definitive book on the coastal cutthroat, from their habitat and life histories, to the most productive flies, techniques and tackle to use when pursuing them.
State and Federal leaders need to school themselves in what it takes for a business to survive and thrive in cutthroat global competition.
The Middle Fork offers outstanding dry fly fishing for native cutthroat trout.
In the March/April 2000 issue of Vegetarian Journal, you asked how ethical business owners make it in this cutthroat capitalist economy.
government would shower funds upon military officers and units that work in tandem with cutthroat, drug-trafficking paramilitaries.
Among the most pressing concern, though, is that whirling disease could seriously damage the few remaining populations of native Yellowstone and Westslope cutthroat, which have proven highly susceptible to the disease.
Historic records provide evidence that Rio Grande cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki virginalis) were indigenous to some Texas streams.
Despite claims that logging has damaged the island's sportfishery, a recent edition of Alaska Fish & Game magazine features 18 lakes and streams on Prince of Wales - a number of them running through previously logged areas - as prime fishing spots for four species of salmon, plus cutthroat, steelhead, rainbow, and Dolly Varden trout.