stoop to conquer

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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.
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Kirkpatrick started the rout when he stooped to conquer and headed home from a corner and then Laird broke clear to slot under the visitors keeper.
PETER CROUCH stooped to conquer - and bookmakers saw one of the biggest paydays in the industry's history slip away, writes Phil Agius.
From a similar position to the one in which he found himself against Artmedia, Lovenkrands had stooped to conquer when he nodded his famous last-gasp winner in the 2002 Old Firm Scottish Cup Final.
After more than a year on the sidelines through injury, the former Toon man stooped to conquer with a spectacular headed own-goal in the first half.
Istead stooped to conquer from a Ritchie Humphreys corner after Antony Sweeney had cancelled out Tommy Wright's opener for the hosts five minutes from time.
Ruby Legend stooped to conquer in the lowest grade on his latest visit, only to be denied by veteran Donna's Double.
ROCKER Rod Stewart has stooped to conquer the height difference with girlfriend Penny Lancaster - with the aid of a hotel step.
The 22-year-old Scottish international was in the right place at the right time as he stooped to conquer Neil Warnock's table-topping Blades.
Like Diana, he stooped to conquer, and it was captivating.
But Burton proved to the home fans that the Scales of Justice are invariably balanced when he stooped to conquer six minutes from time leaving Kidd to face his first defeat at Blackburn.
The 34-year-old striker stooped to conquer with a diving header on the hour to finally break Southampton's stubborn resistance.
Howard stooped to conquer Wolves with his first strike of the season after 34 minutes and give new boss Billy Davies his second win in charge.
SPANISH star Jesus Sanjuan stooped to conquer Newcastle United in this friendly at New Broomfield.
The on-fire Forest man may only be 5ft 6in tall, but he put Bradford's defence to shame as he stooped to conquer yet again.
Ashley Giles stooped to conquer as the ball brushed Lara's glove, rattled his helmet and lobbed towards gully.