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 ?
Thank him heartily; but tell him it's against my principles to drink with the man I've diddled.
It is wholly against my principles to give money away to people of this class.
I saw it, I saw it," Lebeziatnikov repeated, "and though it is against my principles, I am ready this very minute to take any oath you like before the court, for I saw how you slipped it in her pocket.
That would be self-defeating and against my principles.
But what she said was against my principles of team spirit.
I would not lay off people at Christmas - that's against my principles.
After some discussion about portfolios, I informed them it was against my principles and this would be the last straw to break this nurse's back and I would have to hang up my uniform.
It goes against my principles to pay him but I accept the court ruling.