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beneath (one's) dignity
Said of an action that one deems inappropriate and thus would not do. Screaming at someone in public is beneath my dignity, but it sounds like not everyone feels the same way.
beneath one's dignity
too rude or coarse for a polite person to do. That kind of thing is beneath my dignity, and I hope yours as well. I would have thought something like that to be beneath your dignity.
stand on one's dignity
to remain dignified in spite of difficulties. I will stand on my dignity to the very end. she stood on her dignity and ignored all the nonsense going on around her.
stand on your dignity
to demand to be treated with more respect than other people because you think you are more important And although he held a senior position in the company he would never stand on his dignity.