beneath your dignity

beneath (one's) dignity

Said of an action that one deems inappropriate and thus would not do. Screaming at someone in public is beneath my dignity, but it sounds like not everyone feels the same way.
See also: beneath, dignity

beneath your dignity

of too little importance or value for you to do it.
The Latin equivalent is infra dignitatem , and the humorous abbreviation of this, infra dig , is sometimes used in informal contexts.
See also: beneath, dignity
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RULE 5 Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping.
Actually, laughing at anything is beneath your dignity. Smirks are enough for anyone.
Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping--they called it opportunity.
A desire to please a love interest could prompt you to do something beneath your dignity. Before you put a plan of seduction into action, consult your conscience.
We have never whined for anything so before you print such vicious, cruel words please get down off your high horse and speak to a few pensioners, if it is not beneath your dignity. You may be surprised to find that only a minority whinge and whine.