sink to (someone's) level

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sink to (someone's) level

To behave as badly, immorally, or basely as someone else, especially in a dispute or conflict. Don't hit him, Tom, just walk away; don't sink to his level. We'll have to sink to their level if we're going to stay competitive in the market.
See also: level, sink

sink to somebody’s ˈlevel

stop behaving well and begin to behave badly, especially in an argument or a fight, because other people are behaving in this way: Use words, not violence, or you’ll just be sinking to their level.
See also: level, sink
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There's no loading a previous save and, when you die, you lose all the items in your inventory, get kicked to the start of the game and sink to level one.
How have they and their governments allowed this country to sink to levels which brings distrust and despondency to so many families, who now feel they may lose not only their livelihood, but their homes.