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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CHRISTOPHE BERRA watched Adam Lallana stoop to conquer and reckons Scots claiming similar qualities in our squad are living in La La Land.
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.
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.
John Dunlop's fine end-ofseason form continued when Stoop To Conquer (6-1) stayed on in the muddy conditions to lead home a one-two in the Sodexho Prestige Handicap over two miles.
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 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 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).
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.
BREDE HANGELAND admits he must stoop to conquer at Arsenal tomorrow - after hitting the woodwork in the last two games.
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.
John Dunlop sends Stoop To Conquer on the long trip north for the toteexacta Pontefract Cup.
Owner Ron Huggins, of Double Trigger fame, was on hand to welcome back Trigger's Friend, a daughter of the former star stayer, after she had got up close home to deny Stoop To Conquer by a head.