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
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Talking at a press conference at Hyderabad press club here, Zubair said India was stooping so low to malign Pakistan for its own failures and inhuman atrocities on innocent Kashmiri people.
Excuse me this is stooping so low to gain a couple of votes.
Is the MDNA tour really that bad it requires stooping so low to make headlines?
Either way, it's super-easy and we're almost apologetic for stooping so low.
Police said: "It is hard to imagine anyone stooping so low as to steal from a dying woman.
Terming stooping so low in politics, the Daily Timessaid the act of PMLN as "personal, dirty, mean and low.
Is she so desperate about her career that she is stooping so low in such levels of obscenities?