stoop to conquer

stoop to conquer

To adopt a role, position, attitude, behavior, undertaking, etc., that is seen as being beneath one's abilities or social position in order to achieve one's end. The wealthy congressman has to start taking advantage of more popular, mainstream entertainment platforms because the only way he can come back at this point is if he stoops to conquer.
See also: conquer, stoop
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Panneerselvam has been known to stoop to conquer in the past.
Carroll also saddled the better-fancied Stoop To Conquer, but the ten-year-old pulled up lame.
Graham Lee helped Stoop To Conquer gather a welcome win in the toteplacepot Handicap Hurdle, restraining him in the early stages but inching steadily through the field to strike at 16-1.
Spanish Conquest had won at Kempton earlier in the week and relished the quicker ground in the Lewis Alexander Connoughton Handicap Hurdle, beating Stoop To Conquer by 12 lengths.
He is a second reserve behind Stoop To Conquer, and will need two horses to drop out to get a run.
Having persuaded Stoop To Conquer to call on all his reserves of stamina to land the Stuart Michael Associates Handicap, Spencer booted Lady Stardust (8-1) home in the Sporting Index Maiden Fillies' Stakes.
Paul Nicholls' four-year-old occupied the middle of the pack behind early pace-setter Stoop To Conquer before moving ominously onto the heels of the leaders turning for home.
Those who stoop to conquer may really be onto something.
STOOP TO CONQUER - the first leg of a hat-trick for Kieren Fallon at Pontefract a fortnight ago - can follow up for the champion in the Toteexacta Pontefract Cup at the Yorkshire track today.
Fallon had continued his red-hot streak following his Epsom Derby and Oaks double by taking the riding honours on Stoop To Conquer (13-2), Adaikali (9-4) and Chorist (4-7).
Fallon had continued his red-hot streak by taking the riding honours on Stoop To Conquer (13-2), Adaikali (9-4) and Chorist (4-7).
Man-of-the-moment Kieren Fallon produced another masterclass to steer 15-2 chance Stoop To Conquer to victory in the Tony Bethell Memorial Handicap.
Ignoring this is Bayles's major flaw, one all too common when professional highbrow critics stoop to conquer baser fields.
Stoop To Conquer was ridden with plenty of aplomb by Graham Lee when taking the opening 2m51/2f handicap hurdle.
STOOP TO CONQUER Norman bends double as he goes for a putt yesterday GOLDEN OLDIES Greg Norman finds time for a chat with Bernhard Langer