Franklin's sanction of free trade is, however, antithetical to Mandeville's 'dog eat dog' basis.
From then on it was nip and tuck, and each man for himself, dog eat dog.
It was a half-ludicrous, half-horrible "dog eat dog," an unspeakable cannibalism.
"He's the biggest dog, and it's dog eat dog in our business, as all over nowadays," I replied.
This part of the world is too far away from civilization for any 'dog eat dog' methods.
It was a case of dog eat dog with us; and I only hope well run across no more of the red rascals until we rejoin our party.
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.
"A neat example of dog eat dog," Farrell said, snapping off the magnoscanner.
Seems to me it's "dog eat dog" until every one is disgusted.
In the first place it is dog eat dog in every direction; the joy of the hunter and the most unjoyous fear of the hunted.
Ruthlessly competitive: “You have to look out for your own interests; it's a dog-eat-dog world.”
Ruthlessly competitive and often cruel: dog-eat-dog world of New York City (1850s+)