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 ?
Yet when we try to bring some little ray of hope, some chance, however distant, of something better, we are told by chivalrous gentlemen that it is against their principles to help.
Erdogan said such a secret videotaping and circulation of such images on the internet were against their principles.
We were all led to believe that the GAA was the great amateur game and money was against their principles.
But many have often had to bank in a way that is against their principles.
They have to either go against their principles or disrespect their beloved country by simply skipping those words, or even the whole pledge.