compromise (with) (one's) principles

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compromise (with) (one's) principles

To forsake, ignore, or otherwise go against one's fundamental beliefs or virtues. I never thought he would compromise his principles just to get ahead in business like that. Jane felt really guilty about compromising with her principles when she didn't turn her friends into the police after she saw them stealing.
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But Martinez was not prepared to compromise his principles and he stuck by his commitment to getting the ball down and passing it.
Some seem) to think that in order to make headway, one must be willing to compromise his principles to some degree.
The Accies boss is aiming to make an immediate return to the Scottish top flight but he won't compromise his principles to get there.
A British charity plan to release a Cape vulture back into the wild at the grand reopening of Mara - but the animal is seriously hurt when Danny is forced to compromise his principles.
A British charity plan to release a Cape vulture back into the wild at the grand re- opening of Mara - but the animal is seriously hurt when Danny is forced to compromise his principles.
A British charity plan to release a Cape vulture back into the wild at the grand reopening of Mara -but the animal is seriously hurt when Danny is forced to compromise his principles.
This version of a play which is by no means guaranteed to rattle the box office ( Edward Hall is not a man to compromise his principles ( will have you gripped from start to finish.
MANAGER Ray Mathias insists he won't compromise his principles about the kind of football Tranmere Rovers attempt to play in the pursuit of promotion over the final weeks of the season.
Kyosen Ohashi, a former TV personality who quit the House of Councillors on Thursday after spending just over half a year in the Diet, said Friday he cut short his venture into politics because he was not prepared to compromise his principles.
And he readily points out that, despite that Lear jet, Denver refused to compromise his principles, to the extent of being dropped by his record company - which at the time was linked to arms manufacturers - for touring the USSR, criticising the Reagan government and, the most heinous crime of all, singing songs about peace in an age when nuclear war seemed to be all too likely.
West Brom are already at the foot of the table but boss Gary Megson insists he won't compromise his principles by telling players to dive in search of red cards or even penalties.
Mr Peter Kelly said he refused to apply for a job at the club because he did not want to compromise his principles.
I'm delighted to know that he will not ingratiate himself and I know he will not have to deal with special-interest money and compromise his principles.