stoop to conquer

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stoop to conquer

To adopt a role, position, attitude, behavior, undertaking, etc., that is seen as being beneath one's abilities or social position in order to achieve one's end. The wealthy congressman has to start taking advantage of more popular, mainstream entertainment platforms because the only way he can come back at this point is if he stoops to conquer.
See also: conquer, stoop
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| HE STOOPS TO CONQUER: Town striker Dale Tempest heads his side level in the 3-1 win over Leeds United at Leeds Road (Examiner ref: ex5967/85)
[bar] HE STOOPS TO CONQUER: Cardiff City skipper Mark Hudson (red shirt far left) scores in the 90th minute leaving Town in despair
HE STOOPS TO CONQUER O'Toole heads home the first for Watford
Sconced is the other Guest runner expected to register his first success over the smaller obstacles as he stoops to conquer for the Red Cross Week Selling Handicap Hurdle.
HE STOOPS TO CONQUER: Chris Perry (right) dives to head Spurs' first goal Pic: BRADLEY ORMESHER
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