Definition of 'cut-throat'
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Example sentences containing 'cut-throat'
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They are millionaires who show little emotion in the cut-throat business world. The Sun (2010)Would they have been more empathetic and less cut-throat? Times, Sunday Times (2008)In such a cut-throat industry that is how it has to be. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Minor adaptations to meet their particular needs can become a hedge against cut-throat price competition. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)The odds were stacked against her making it in the cut-throat music industry after a tough upbringing. The Sun (2010)That enabled small booksellers to survive in an increasingly cut-throat world. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The acting and modelling business can be cut-throat. The Sun (2012)American football is a very cut-throat industry. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is a highly contemporary depiction of a society of cut-throat competition. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)But how many actually get to live the dream in the cut-throat music business? The Sun (2012)Pure cash equities remains a cut-throat business and there is still too much capacity out there. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Confidence in website security and cut-throat competition has also lured shoppers online. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Competition will be cut-throat keen as artists jostle for a place in the global spotlight. Times, Sunday Times (2008)By no means those who encourage cut-throat competition between national firms at home. After Thatcher (1989)Ten are about to become nine as the teams are plunged in to the cut-throat world of advertising. The Sun (2006)But in the cut-throat world of the modern motors industry does sponsoring football really sell you more cars? The Sun (2013)I was going from the youth team where results are not that important to a cut-throat industry. The Sun (2015)I only wish there were more like him in the cut-throat music business. The Sun (2015)It's a cut-throat business out there. The Sun (2011)That he is a nice man but not nasty enough for the cut-throat world of the Premiership. The Sun (2006)No company, no two men and their collaborators have been so influential over four decades in such a cut-throat business. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Trends of 'cut-throat'
Used Rarely. cut-throat is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'cut-throat'
British English: cut-throat ADJECTIVE
If you describe a situation as cut-throat, you mean that the people or companies involved all want success and do not care if they harm each other in getting it.
...the cut-throat competition in personal computers.
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