the law of the jungle

the law of the jungle the principle that those who are strongest and most selfish will be most successful.
Main Entry: jungle

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  • (the) law of the jungle — the law of the jungle UK US noun the principle that you need to be very determined and prepared to harm others in order to be successful Thesaurus: determination and ambitionsynonym * * * the ˌlaw of the ˈjungle idiom a situation in which people… …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Law of the Jungle — is usually an expression that means every one for himself and anything goes (survival of the strongest). However, Rudyard Kipling in The Jungle Book uses it to mean an actual law code used by wolves and other animals in the jungles of India …   Wikipedia

  • (the) law of the jungle — the way in which only the strongest and cleverest people in a society stay alive or succeed. I was brought up on the streets where the law of the jungle applies, so I soon learnt how to look after myself …   New idioms dictionary

  • the law of the jungle — I the principle that those who are strong and apply ruthless self interest will be most successful II see jungle * * * the law of the jungle see ↑law • • • Main Entry: ↑jungle the law of the jungle …   Useful english dictionary

  • the law of the jungle — the principle that those who are strongest and most selfish will be most successful. → jungle …   English new terms dictionary

  • the law of the jungle — UK / US noun the principle that you need to be very determined and prepared to harm others in order to be successful …   English dictionary

  • The Jungle Book — (1894) is a collection of stories written by Rudyard Kipling. Kipling was born in India and spent the first six years of his childhood there. After about ten years in England, he went back to India and worked there for about six and half years.… …   Wikipedia

  • the jungle of life — the jungle as symbolic of the wild nature of life, life as a jungle like place without civilized rules, survival of the fittest, law of the jungle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • law of the jungle, the — noun the principle that you need to be very determined and prepared to harm others in order to be successful …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • The Jungle Book (1967 film) — Infobox Film name = The Jungle Book |right|thumb|250px|caption = Original Theatrical Poster director = Wolfgang Reitherman producer = Walt Disney writer = Rudyard Kipling (novel) Larry Clemmons Ralph Wright Ken Anderson Vance Gerry starring =… …   Wikipedia

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