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Synonyms for cut-throat

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A lot of contractors have projects that have been delayed and so they will become more cut-throat to get work, even if it means cutting costs, Bsaibes said.
That might not sound many but for someone starting out afresh in the cut-throat world of racing, it is not bad at all.
The participants will be involved in an experiment that will see them trained in the cut-throat ways of the City, before being set up with a substantial sum to invest as they see fit.
An American entrepreneur accepted "very substantial" libel damages yesterday over a claim that he engaged in cut-throat, ruthless and despicable business practices.
GARETH SOUTHGATE stayed cool as Boro struggled to overcome battling Mansfield - because he was just glad to escape the cut-throat Premiership for a day.
The Fairtrade Foundation says sales of Faitrade products give producers in developing countries the chance to compete in cut-throat global markets.
Despite abundant evidence that market relations had created the context for cut-throat competition, rapid expansion based on credit notes and liens, a credit economy dependent upon confidence in people's abilities to pay during economic crises, and widespread bankruptcy, few critics of capitalism emerged in the young United States.
Despite this large market, several companies are already marketing sanitary napkins in China and competition among these, which include Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, Kao and Unicharm, has already been described as cut-throat, according to NONWOVENS INDUSTRY Far East correspondent Kin Ohmura.
Author Max Barry has crafted a wonderfully funny black comedy about the cut-throat world of corporate management that is the stuff of white-collar nightmares and big box office movies.
But when Wal-Mart takes organics to the market, the essence of the organic movement--its focus on the development of a rational and sustainable food delivery system--could be threatened by the requisites of the retailer's cut-throat margins.
It's a statement that many in the residential community may find surprising, coming from a man who's been dubbed The Assassin for his apparently ruthless pursuit of success in one of the most competitive, and cut-throat, businesses in the world.
Area business groups and cities are setting aside years of hand-wringing over job losses and cut-throat tactics to retain factories in their towns.
Before we concede that Mackey has somehow superseded the Darwinian forces that shape all free-market businesses, let's remember this: Social responsibility is a defining feature of the niche that Whole Foods has carved out of the cut-throat grocery business.
Though this is an enlightened response to an essentially dreary and dislocated urban building type, Promontorio are not precious about their work, especially in such a fast-moving and cut-throat commercial context.
Morgan Clifford is a widowed New York editor caught up in the publishing world's dichotomy of cultured writers and cut-throat business mergers.