stoop so low

stoop so low

To lower one's ethical standards (or perceived standards) by behaving in a malignant, self-centered, or despicable manner. In the wake of these vicious attacks, it's horrible to think that our fellow citizens could stoop so low in the name of patriotism. I knew John wasn't the most philanthropic guy around, but I never expected him to stoop so low.
See also: low, stoop

stoop so ˈlow (as to do something)

(written) lower your moral standards far enough to do something bad or unpleasant: I hope none of my friends would stoop so low as to steal.She suggested placing an ad in a magazine for a boyfriend, but I’d never stoop so low.
See also: low, stoop
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Nawaz Sharif's remarks had shocked the common man in the country who could not even imagine that a person who had held the high office of the Prime Minister thrice should stoop so low,' he added.
We can't believe that someone would stoop so low as to enter a nursing home and steal from it.
Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday lashed out at YSR Congress Party chief Jaganmohan Reddy for his remark against him and said that it is not in his culture to stoop so low.
It's shocking that after recently announcing how difficult it is to raise the funds we need to open every minute of every day, that somebody would stoop so low as to steal a collection tin from a charity.
He added: "I have no idea what it is that's driving these rabid malcontents to stoop so low.
Detective Sergeant Chris Burrows said: "It's hard to believe anyone would stoop so low as to steal money from an 87-year-old man and we are doing everything we can to arrest the cowardly individual responsible.
I am not a supporter of Jeremy Corbyn but would never stoop so low to use her comments.
I wouldn't stoop so low as to be fashionable" - Dolly Parton (pictured).
I find it hard to believe someone could stoop so low to commit such a horrific offence.
It is believed that they targeted the well between Tuesday evening and the early hours of yesterday Chief executive Alun Davies said: "It's sad that some people stoop so low.
Tenovus shop area manager Clare Pritchard yesterday said staff and customers could not believe someone could stoop so low.
A police spokesman said: "It is a sad state of affairs when people stoop so low as to commit crimes against much loved and valued places.
When the Prime Minister and his closest colleagues stoop so low, when they show such egregious disrepect for our highest institutions, when they disobey the very rules that they themselves put in place with high-sounding rhetoric and self-righteous declamations just five years ago, then is it any wonder that a young Senate page might be moved to protest?
Insert your own cheap jibe about Colin Montgomerie here - I wouldn't stoop so low.
What people could stoop so low as to take photos of Jade in her coffin to make money from them.