Definition of the law of the jungle in English:

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the law of the jungle

The principle that those who are strong and apply ruthless self-interest will be most successful: power politics reflected the law of the jungle
More example sentences
  • He viewed the world as one where the law of the jungle prevailed and the strong could kill the weak.
  • Otherwise, we simply have the law of the jungle.
  • His colleagues, who recounted the story, called his decision prudent in a city ruled by the law of the jungle for more than a year.
Synonyms
the survival of the fittest, each/every man for himself, dog-eat-dog
See parent entry: jungle
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