A dark scowl again greets us, but he is in better humor—just in trim to cut throats were the occasion propitious.
Let them cheat and pick pockets and cut throats to the satisfaction of their base instincts, but do thou regard them not.
The knife is meant to cut wood, to cut cheese, to cut pencils, to cut throats; for a myriad ingenious or innocent human objects.
You see, in these days, there are not so many pirates who really scuttle ships and cut throats.
They wanted to shed blood, to tear down palaces, to cut throats, and in some way avenge the wrongs of all the centuries.
He is but a very poor bungler who is forced to cut throats as well as pockets.
Think not you are now in your own land of fair play, where men speak before they strike, and shake hands ere they cut throats.
No one knows I have the plan—though he would have cut throats for it.
To lower corporate costs by reducing the number of employees; downsize: new philosophy: cutting throats is the best way of cutting costs (1990s+)
Very harsh and barbarous: a cutthroat game/ cutthroat competition (1567+)