bow down in the house of Rimmon

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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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