Origin of dog-eat-dog
Words nearby dog-eat-dog
How to use dog-eat-dog in a sentence
Indeed, although he works here in the old town, he lives in the new part of the city where he walks his dog in the morning.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Two Indonesian airlines, Garuda and Lion Air, have seen Fernandes eat their lunch and are only now responding.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Up till then I was just a dog-assed heavy, one of the posse.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Still, I wish that DuVernay had given us more about those who are less famous besides a scene where they all eat dinner together.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Tribole tells her patients not to change what they eat but how.
A little boy of four was moved to passionate grief at the sight of a dead dog taken from a pond.Children's Ways|James Sully
A was an Archer, who shot at a frog; B was a Butcher, and had a great dog.
You see Squinty, like most little pigs, thought more of something to eat than of anything else.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
Jean clung to his English nurse, who played the fascinating game of pretending to eat his hand.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
The dog stood with hanging head and tail, as if ashamed he had let so many of his enemies get away unharmed.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
Cultural definitions for dog-eat-dog
Ruthlessly competitive: “You have to look out for your own interests; it's a dog-eat-dog world.”
Other Idioms and Phrases with dog-eat-dog
Ruthless acquisition or competition, as in With shrinking markets, it's dog eat dog for every company in this field. This contradicts a Latin proverb which maintains that dog does not eat dog, first recorded in English in 1543. Nevertheless, by 1732 it was put as “Dogs are hard drove when they eat dogs” (Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia).