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    meaning of sentence

    I know the meaning of 'throats', but I failed to understand the meaning of following sentence. Would anybody like to explain it?

    "Jim and Joe are brothers who have been at each otherís throats since their childhood days; each one always trying to outdo the other."

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    Re: meaning of sentence

    It's an idiom. They are always fighting/competing/arguing.

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    Re: meaning of sentence

    Please note that a better title would have been at each other's throats.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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