cut-throat

cut-throat ˈcut-throat adjective [only before a noun] COMMERCE
involving businesses competing very strongly with each other, for example by offering lower prices which may force some businesses to fail:

Cut-throat competition is keeping ticket prices low.

• a cut-throat battle for market share

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cut-throat UK US (US also cutthroat) /ˈkʌtθrəʊt/ adjective [usually before noun]
competing in a strong and unfair way, without considering any harm caused to others: »

a cut-throat business/market/world

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Scrapping of price fixing legislation led to a cut-throat battle for supermarket customers.

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Many firms have fallen victim to cut-throat competition.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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