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sell your soul (to the devil)

to accept immoral behavior in order to succeed If the day comes when I begin to sell my soul like the other managers do, that's the day I'll quit.
Etymology: from the literal idea of exchanging your soul (spirit) with the devil (the origin of evil) to get something you want
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sell your soul (to the devil)

to do something bad in order to succeed or get money or power As far as Mike was concerned, he badly wanted the job and he'd sell his soul to the devil to get it.
See go like hot cakes, the hard sell
See also: sell, soul