stoop so low

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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
References in classic literature ?
At one time he stooped so low as almost to touch the ground; at another he drew himself up and attentively examined the wall; then he looked into the palm of one of his hands, and walked away with rapid strides.
Whoever did this, never have I seen anything quite so appalling or having stooped so low.
Indian media has stooped so low that is frequently violating all basic rules and regulations bringing a bad name to a respected profession of journalism.
Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: "George Osborne has stooped so low that he's prepared to play politics with the aspirations of the lowest paid.
THIEVES who ransacked a Midlands cafe stooped so low as to steal a charity collection box containing PS50 as well.
Labour MP Margaret Hodge, who heads the Commons public accounts committee spending watchdog, said: "It's beyond belief that people have stooped so low to name charities in schemes which could be used to avoid tax.
I would like your newspaper to publish this to show how this person has stooped so low as to steal 11 solar lights from The Poundshop.
Kantipur may indulge in an anti- India rhetoric but we have not stooped so low to seize newsprint on that basis," a South Block official said.
The players have stooped so low though, he commented.
Family members, distraught at the sudden loss of a woman who had lived in the same house all her life, could not believe that someone had stooped so low as to break into the home that had been in her family for generations.
I just hope the justice system gives her the sentence she deserves in order to give her plenty of time to reflect on her actions and work out how she could have stooped so low.
It is sad that this country has stooped so low and that the family can't even see the rights and wrongs.
He took the coward's way out and never admitted his guilt, in fact he stooped so low as to blame the others who were with him in the car that night.
Have we really stooped so low in this country that people whose lives are being devastated by a wellpublicised famine should have their pitiful lives lampooned?
Another critic has stooped so low as to snipe at Barolini's book even for its "spectacularly ugly cover" (Steven Botterill, Italica 71.