against (one's) principles

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against (one's) principles

In opposition or contrary to one's values or beliefs, such as those of religion, ethics, or ideology. I'm afraid it goes against my principles to vote for a measure that would limit funding for public schools. He told me it's against his principles to drink alcohol.
See also: principle
References in classic literature ?
On Jerry's return to the rank there was a good deal of laughing and chaffing at him for driving hard to the train for an extra fare, as they said, all against his principles, and they wanted to know how much he had pocketed.
I think he told her that it was against his principles to give to hospitals," Lady Saxthorpe replied.
PM Nawaz Sharif responded that government had announced in 2013 to respect everybody's mandate, adding that he would not go against his principles.
It might go against his principles but something needs to be done.
The Tibetan spiritual leader appeared in the show last year as a guest judge but had refused to judge any of the food, saying that it was against his principles.
To me this suggests that he fully supports the increases and voted against his principles for opportunist reasons.
Michael, 33, who faced debt problems before hitting the big time as a stand-up, told friends he did not know what the company did when the gig was booked - and said performing would have been against his principles.
He decided selling the story would be against his principles and said he never made a penny.
LIVINGSTON chairman Dominic Keane last night admitted he went against his principles by splashing out pounds 100,000 for Barry Wilson.
However, the Buddhist monk refused to judge any of the food, saying it was against his principles.
Michael, 33, who faced debt problems before hitting the big time as a stand-up, told 3to friends he did not know what the company did when the gig was booked - and said performing would have been against his principles.