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Dog eat dog

Definition of the adjective Dog eat dog

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  1. Ruthless competition. Describes a business or other set of circumstances where people have to act with no consideration for other people if they are to succeed.


  1. Dog Eat Dog, an American band originally from Bergen County, New Jersey, began in 1990 as part of the hardcore music scenes of New York City and New Jersey. With members now scattered through New Jersey, Washington D.C. and Europe, the band refers to themselves as being based out all three locations. Dog Eat Dog was one of the earliest bands to fuse hardcore and rap, a style that would later become commonplace. Dog Eat Dog has achieved commercial success with singles such as "No Fronts", "Expect The Unexpected" and "Who's The King" - all showcasing their blend of hardcore, rap and saxophone. Since their first album, the band's sound has evolved to incorporate elements of funk, ska and hip hop.
  2. Dog Eat Dog is a musical group from Finland.
    • albums: "Jungle", "Leather Jacket"

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  1. "Dog Eat Dog": Perro Come Perro is a 2008 Colombian film by director Carlos Moreno. The film depicts the violence among the low life, crime filled life of some criminals in the city of Cali. The film was shown at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. The soundtrack of the film included a song by Colombian band Superlitio.
  2. "Dog Eat Dog" was the third music album by American rock band Warrant. It was released on August 25, 1992 on the Columbia label of Sony Music. The album peaked at number 25 on The Billboard 200.
  3. "Dog Eat Dog" is a song by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It is the second track of their album Let There Be Rock, released in 1977, and was written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott.
  4. "Dog Eat Dog" is the twelfth album by Joni Mitchell, released in 1985. It was her second album for Geffen Records. The album was a departure for Mitchell due to its synthetic sound. Lyrically, the album dealt with prominent issues in mid 1980s society, such as televangelists, consumerism and famine in Ethiopia. One of Mitchell's more unusual songs, "Smokin'" was recorded by sampling the sound of the cigarette machine in the hall of the studio where Wild Things Run Fast was recorded. "Good Friends" was recorded as a duet with Michael McDonald; a video was produced for the song using film animation by Jim Blashfield. "Shiny Toys" and "Good Friends" were released as singles; "Shiny Toys" was also released in a 12" Extended Dance Single format, remix by François Kevorkian, and had a more complete lyric than the album version, featuring spoken voice by Thomas Dolby.
  5. "Dog Eat Dog" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  6. "Dog Eat Dog" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  7. "Dog Eat Dog" is a composition.
  8. "Dog Eat Dog" is a musical single of Hocico.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  9. "Dog Eat Dog" is a musical single of Adam and The Ants.
    • released in (35 years ago)
  10. "Dog Eat Dog" is a musical album of The Toasters.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  11. "Dog Eat Dog" is a composition.
  12. "Dog Eat Dog" is a 1977 single by AC/DC.
    • released in (38 years ago)


"Dog Eat Dog" is a book by Jerry Jay Carroll.

  • genre: Speculative fiction
  • copyright: 1999-02


  1. "Dog Eat Dog" a.k.a. "An Act of Violence": Einer frisst den anderen is a 1964 low-budgeted German crime drama film that starred, Jayne Mansfield, Cameron Mitchell, Dodie Heath, Ivor Salter, Isa Miranda, Elisabeth Flickenschildt, Werner Peters, and Pinkas Braun.
  2. "Dog Eat Dog" is a 2001 British film, directed by Moody Shoaibi and written by Moody Shoaibi and Mark Tonderai.
  3. "Dog Eat Dog" is a 2012 short comedy film written and directed by Sian Heder.


  1. Dog Eat Dog is a Saturday night British game show on BBC One hosted by Ulrika Jonsson, which ran from 14 April 2001 to 2 November 2002. It was devised by David Young, then a BBC producer. The programme started off by showing the six contestants at a training day where they underwent various tests to assess their strengths and weaknesses. The contestants talked about themselves and their fellow competitors.
  2. Dog Eat Dog is an American game show, which originally ran from June 17, 2002, to August 26, 2003. It is loosely based on the UK version of the show by the same name. It is hosted by Brooke Burns, and has contestants compete against each other in physical competitions, trivia, and other assorted games for a prize of $25,000.
    • begun on and completed on (11 years ago)
    • 26 episodes of 60 minutes each, in 2 seasons
    • country: United States of America
    • created by David Young
    • regular cast: Brooke Burns
    • genres: Game show, Reality television
    • award: - Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Reality/Variety Host nomination for Brooke Burns

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Dog eat dog

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Google previewAllen's Dictionary of English Phrases (2008)

by Robert Allen

dog eat dog a state of ruthless competition between rivals to succeed: a ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (2005)

by Judith Siefring

dog eat dog a situation of fierce competition in which people are willing to harm each other in order to succeed. This expression makes reference to the proverb dog does not eat dog, which dates back to the mid 16th century in English and ...

Google previewBloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms (2009)

by Gordon Jarvie

dog eat dog expression which usually describes a ruthlessly competitive business environment. You have to be pretty sharp to survive in the dog-eat-dog ...

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms (1993)

by Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz

dog eat dog...

Google previewAdvanced Learners' Dictionary (1998)

by Martin H. Manser, Turton, Nigel D. Turton

dog eat dog ruthless competition. dog-end n a cigarette end. dog In the manger someone who selfishly refuses to give to others ...

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