Dog-Eat-Dog World

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To live a life associated by severe competition wherein people struggle ruthlessly to live or attain success

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  • This saying is might be originated back in the 16th century. Often wild hungry dogs would fight furiously for the food. A writer created the expression "dog-eat-dog world" after observing this miserable life of dogs. He described the eagerness of some people to struggle and injure others in a pitiless competition to get things they need. Nowadays, this expression is typically used in the business and politics worlds.
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When Mari got her first salary, she comprehended what a dog-eat-dog world she had.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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