Compromise your principles - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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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It is better to have disagreement than to compromise your principles
and objectives for the sake of meaningless unity.
If we get sucked into a scrap then invariably the opposition are a little bit better at fighting and scrapping than we are, but you don't compromise your principles
And you only compromise your principles
because you listen to other people.