Be sacrificed on the altar of - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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sacrifice (something) on the altar of
To abandon something in exchange for something else (which is named after "of"). The phrase can, but does not have to, include a noun after "sacrifice." I know you want to help your family, but you can't sacrifice your happiness on the altar of servitude. It seems that the curriculum at this school has been sacrificed on the altar of profit.
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Sound science education must not be sacrificed on the altar of
One of our fundamental goals is to persuade people, especially surgeons, that help is at hand - genius need not be sacrificed on the altar of
If we don't succeed, access to treatment will be sacrificed on the altar of
pharmaceutical company excess.