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sell (one's) birthright for a mess of pottage

To exchange something of great, important, or fundamental value for some financial gain that proves to be of little, trivial, or no value but which appears to be attractive or valuable on first reckoning. An allusion to Esau in Genesis 25:29–32, who sells to Jacob his birthright to his family's estate for a bowl of lentil stew (pottage). If we allow our obsession with job creation to undermine the health of the environment, humanity will ultimately end up selling its birthright for a mess of pottage.
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sell (one's) birthright for a bowl of soup

To exchange something of great, important, or fundamental value for some financial gain that proves to be of little, trivial, or no value but which appears to be attractive or valuable on first reckoning. (A variant of "sell one's birthright for a mess of pottage," an allusion to Esau in Genesis 25:29–32, who sells to Jacob his birthright to his family's estate for a bowl of lentil stew (pottage).) If we allow our obsession with job creation to undermine the health of the environment, humanity will ultimately end up selling its birthright for a bowl of soup.
See also: birthright, bowl, of, sell, soup
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We worked very hard with them to increase the numbers, but unfortunately they could not meet our minimum and, from now on, they will have to send participants through other trip organizers," Birthright chief Gidi Mark said in an interview with Haaretz.
But some right-wing immigration opponents argue that Congress could undo more than a century of birthright citizenship by passing a law.
For instance, Nuer members, who happen to have another political affiliation are not afforded the same birthrights as those, who are sole supporters of IO Movement of Dr.
The Language of Man is founded on a powerful idea: that creativity is not the privilege of a few exceptional minds, but a language that is our natural birthright.
Eliminating birthright citizenship would actually increase the number of people living in the U.
But we soon figure out that their "Birthmark" trip is actually Birthright Israel, the all-expenses paid 10-day trip to Israel offered free to all young Jews worldwide ages 18-26.
Today, birthright citizenship is again under fire, only this time the attacks are coming primarily from the party that first put the guarantee into place.
The misunderstood policy of birthright citizenship provides a powerful magnet for people to violate our immigration laws and undermines the plenary power over naturalization that the Constitution explicitly gives to Congress.
Much of the analysis of this proposal has focused on what would be required to do away with birthright citizenship.
On other matters, Trump argued that he would end birthright citizenship--the constitutional provision that makes anyone born in the United States a citizen.
They are right because the beautiful Welsh language is the birthright of every single Welsh man and woman, even those who appear to despise it.
And you have a birthright and you have access to that as long as you're breathing.
Though Esau was worthy of taking the right to be a child of God, Esau was rejected when he asked for his birthright from his father.