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The cannibalism is, in typical Sondheim fashion, a cheeky metaphor for the dog-eat-dog capitalism of the day.

His plays have typically been dog-eat-dog affairs; it makes sense that he views politics as trench warfare.

The book world's increasingly dog-eat-dog climate works against writers like Abrahams.

If we eventually lick the Kradens, one of the very reasons will be because we're a dog-eat-dog society.

I cannot live by the dog-eat-dog code that seems to prevail wherever folk get jammed together in an unwieldy social mass.

If it's got to be dog eat dog, and no gents need apply at a firemen's muster, then here's where we have our part of the lunch.

No one could have characterized the kind of thing he had done more severely than he when he called it dog eat dog.

It was a half-ludicrous, half-horrible "dog eat dog," an unspeakable cannibalism.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dog-eat-dog, such as: aggressive, brutal, competitive, cutthroat, every person for themselves, and fierce.

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