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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She said she was glad to have served 10 years in the House "without having to compromise my principles and values.
I would compromise my principles to win a certain game because I'm first a winner.
That's certainly his right to do that, but I'm not going to compromise my principles for fear of not getting elected.