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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He will not compromise principles for convenience or advantage.
But a board that is composed of individuals who are given to greed will have no qualms collaborating with the management to compromise principles and as a result bring down the company.
How strong is your commitment to never settle for the comfortable and the safe and never compromise principles in the name of power and privilege?
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"I felt that too many times over the first two years of my management I had to compromise principles because we had to make short-term decisions on certain players," he said.
He said: "In politics, as in other areas of life, it is often necessary to compromise principles. Now I think we should just get on with it."
"I felt that too many times over the first two years of my management, I had to compromise principles because we had to make short-term decisions on certain players.