compromise (with) (one's) principles

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compromise (with) (one's) principles

To forsake, ignore, or otherwise go against one's fundamental beliefs or virtues. I never thought he would compromise his principles just to get ahead in business like that. Jane felt really guilty about compromising with her principles when she didn't turn her friends into the police after she saw them stealing.
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The film interweaves the hopes and dreams of three characters at the center of the Egyptian lifestyle, accompanied by musical narration: a son who yearns to pursue a singing career against his father's will, a romantic Christian woman who is in love with a Muslim man, and a newly-wed personal trainer who must compromise his principles for a chance to own a gym.
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He said Saqi was imprisoned during his struggle, but he did not compromise his principles.
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(Some seem) to think that in order to make headway, one must be willing to compromise his principles to some degree.
The Accies boss is aiming to make an immediate return to the Scottish top flight but he won't compromise his principles to get there.
A British charity plan to release a Cape vulture back into the wild at the grand reopening of Mara - but the animal is seriously hurt when Danny is forced to compromise his principles.
A British charity plan to release a Cape vulture back into the wild at the grand re- opening of Mara - but the animal is seriously hurt when Danny is forced to compromise his principles.
A British charity plan to release a Cape vulture back into the wild at the grand reopening of Mara -but the animal is seriously hurt when Danny is forced to compromise his principles.
MANAGER Ray Mathias insists he won't compromise his principles about the kind of football Tranmere Rovers attempt to play in the pursuit of promotion over the final weeks of the season.
Kyosen Ohashi, a former TV personality who quit the House of Councillors on Thursday after spending just over half a year in the Diet, said Friday he cut short his venture into politics because he was not prepared to compromise his principles.
Mr Peter Kelly said he refused to apply for a job at the club because he did not want to compromise his principles. He told officials at the Employment Service: "I feel that asking me to do this job is like asking Gerry Adams to work in an Orange Order lodge."
Brecht deliberately portrays Galileo as a self - serving and decidedly un - heroic character, willing to compromise his principles in the face of pressure.
West Brom are already at the foot of the table but boss Gary Megson insists he won't compromise his principles by telling players to dive in search of red cards or even penalties.