against (one's) principles

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against (one's) principles

In opposition or contrary to one's values or beliefs, such as those of religion, ethics, or ideology. I'm afraid it goes against my principles to vote for a measure that would limit funding for public schools. He told me it's against his principles to drink alcohol.
See also: principle
References in classic literature ?
Yet when we try to bring some little ray of hope, some chance, however distant, of something better, we are told by chivalrous gentlemen that it is against their principles to help."
Why then do MPs have to vote in full view of everyone, maybe forcing some to vote against their principles to avoid the wrath of the PM or the party?
Erdogan said such a secret videotaping and circulation of such images on the internet were against their principles. He said the government showed this stance blocking all websites containing the images.
Creteil side Bebel called off their clash with Paris Foot Gay because the match would have been "against their principles".
We were all led to believe that the GAA was the great amateur game and money was against their principles.
But many have often had to bank in a way that is against their principles."