a dog-eat-dog world

(redirected from dog eat dog world)

a dog-eat-dog world

A society, situation, industry, etc. characterized by ruthless behavior and competition. It's a dog-eat-dog world for students today. Everyone is competing nonstop for awards and recognition. Your summer job at your uncle's company is pretty cushy, but don't expect every job to be that way—it's a dog-eat-dog world out there.
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