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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I felt that too many times over the first two years of my management I had to compromise principles because we had to make short-term decisions on certain players," he said.
He said: "In politics, as in other areas of life, it is often necessary to compromise principles.
I felt that too many times over the first two years of my management, I had to compromise principles because we had to make short-term decisions on certain players.
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