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bow down in the house of Rimmon

To yield one's beliefs or principles in order to conform. The phrase is Biblical in origin and refers to the Syrian god, Rimmon. I am morally opposed to animal testing, so I can't work for that company! I refuse to bow down in the house of Rimmon just to get a job.
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bow down in the house of Rimmon

pay lip service to a principle; sacrifice your principles for the sake of conformity.
Rimmon was a god worshipped in ancient Damascus; the source of this phrase is Naaman's request in 2 Kings 5:18, ‘when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, the Lord pardon thy servant in this thing’.
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According to Rimmon, in psychological novels a character can very often be described more as the sum total of his memories rather than the sum total of his actions ("A Comprehensive Theory of Narrative" 57).
To speak truth, I compromised matters; I served two masters: I bowed down in the house of Rimmon, and lilted the heart at another shrine.
He set off down an area known as Rimmon Pit Clough and they eventually glimpsed a light in the distance.
For anyone thinking about starting or growing a business in Manchester's Rimmon Heights neighborhood, opportunities abound.
Hillandale at 1233 Rock Rimmon Road in Stamford, the highest-priced property to ever appear on the Westchester MLS, is asking $95 million.
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Highest-placed junior Christopher and Morag won the Rimmon Cup and, as Morag is the highest-placed newcomer to the scheme, she also won the Angus McTavish and Riachan Shield and a pounds 100 bursary towards training.
Two four-acre parcels, that already contain two of the original estate houses, are being reserved on Rock Rimmon Road for members of Ulyanov family.
I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, the Lord pardon thy servant
Shlomith Rimmon, "Problems of Voice in Vladimir Nabokov's The Real Life of Sebastian Knight," A Journal for the Descriptive Poetics and Theory of Literature 1 (1976): 501, observes: "Both Sebastian and Nabokov were born in St.
Take your choice: Stay on Research, or turn onto Telstar Drive, Commerce Center Road or Corporate Drive and glide past the same sort of lopped, topped and slabbed hillsides covered with a thin crust of pre-planned, Southern California--style gated communities with overblown names seemingly lifted from $6 bottles of zinfandel: Raven's Crest, Sable Chase, Briargate, Rock Rimmon, Black Forest, Summer Fields.
His wide literary range is seen in such titles as Little Rivers (1895) and Fisherman's Luck (1899), nature essays; The Story of the Other Wise Man (1896); The Builders (1897) and The White Bees (1909), poetry; The Poetry of Tennyson (1899); The Ruling Passion (1901), short stories; The Spirit of America (1910), lectures delivered at the Sorbonne; and The House of Rimmon (1929), a play.
5 kV transformation is needed in the Manchester, New Hampshire area to address thermal loading violations on the existing Rimmon Substation 115/34.
Producers: Oren Moverman, Lawrence Inglee, Eyal Rimmon, Gideon Tadmor, David Mendil