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TO CUT, crim. law. To wound with an instrument having a sharp edge. 1 Russ. on Cr. 577. Vide To Stab; Wound.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"It's a cut-throat business and they both have an opportunity to score runs and push their claim," The Telegraph quoted Cook, as saying.
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.
It also depicted Mr Adelson as engaging in cut-throat, ruthless and despicable business practices, including that they were inordinately and unreasonably litigious, that they routinely attacked in the press any politician who sided with their enemies, and suggested that they habitually and corruptly bought political favour.
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.
Before we concede that Mackey has somehow superseded the Darwinian forces that shape all free-market businesses, let's remember this: Social responsibility is a defining feature of the niche that Whole Foods has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.
By helping community organizations, business leaders can change the negative perception some people have of business as being "cut-throat" and out of touch with the community.
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.
COMMENTARY: ADSL is getting even cheaper due to this cut-throat price war.
Chori apparently decided to integrate its synthetic resin business with two other traders to survive cut-throat competition in the sector both at home and abroad.
THE SOUTH FORK LODGE, under construction on the banks of the South Fork of the Snake River in Swan Valley, Idaho, this summer will offer some of the West's best wild cut-throat, brown, and rainbow trout fishing.
It was implicit in the nation's social contract that corporations would contribute heavily into a generous welfare system, pay the world's highest salaries, and refrain from laying off workers or engaging in the sort of cut-throat behavior that might put other companies out of business.