lower (oneself)

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lower (oneself)

To demean or degrade oneself; to do or say things that will lose the esteem or respect of others. I refuse to lower myself by engaging in a smear campaign just to win an election. I'm proud of your for not lowering yourself to trade insults with that horrid woman.
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ˈlower yourself (by doing something)

(usually used in negative sentences) behave in a way that makes other people respect you less: I wouldn’t lower myself by working for him.
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References in classic literature ?
And if you think you're lowering yourself, well, here's the floor, there's the door.
Stretching your hip flexors, back, glutes and quads: Begin in a lunge position and slowly start lowering yourself to the ground, at first putting your finger tips to the ground.
What you are offered is desirable, even if it means lowering yourself.
Place your feet on the window ledges when lowering yourself into the cab.
However, before attempting the 'Pistols' movement, an exercise which involves standing on one leg, lowering yourself towards the floor as your other leg is stretched outwards and not touching the ground, it might be advisable to tackle something a little easier.
Take a large step forwards with your right foot, bending both knees and lowering yourself towards the floor.
This is a bath that is so hot that, when lowering yourself in, you go "Oo
Scoff all you want though, I guarantee if there's ever a fire during the night I'll already be out on the pavement by the time you're knotting the bed sheets together and lowering yourself out of the bedroom window.
Keep your heels down and sit your bottom backwards as if you're lowering yourself on to a chair behind you.
Hold this for a few seconds before lowering yourself down.
But his occasionally theatrical love of Everton can also produce cringe-inducing moments that have you lowering yourself involuntarily in your seat, raising a hand to your eyes in the vain hope you were hearing things.
Keep lowering yourself until the thighs are almost parallel to the floor and make sure your knees do not pass over the front of your toes.
Slinging mud about your co-worker is lowering yourself to his level, but defending yourself is not.
MONKEY BATH: A bath so hot, that when lowering yourself in, you go " Oo
A bath so hot that, when lowering yourself in, you go: "Oo