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    Cut-throat competition

    Hello,

    Is cut-throat competition considered as negative or positive competition?
    Also, do I write it as cutthroat competition or cut-throat competition?

    Thank you in advance

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    Re: Cut-throat competition

    I wouldn't class it as negative or positive. It's just very serious competition - the suggestion is that the people would be willing to cut each other's throats in order to win.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Cut-throat competition

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    cut each other's throats in order to win.
    Should it be considered negative as it is so cruel even if it is figurative?

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    Re: Cut-throat competition

    I think because it's figurative, it doesn't have to be negative. If someone genuinely planned to cut the competition's throat, that would of course be negative. In sport, that kind of competition can lead to fantastic games/matches.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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