sink to (someone's) level

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sink to (someone's) level

To behave as badly, immorally, or basely as someone else, especially in a dispute or conflict. Don't hit him, Tom, just walk away; don't sink to his level. We'll have to sink to their level if we're going to stay competitive in the market.
See also: level, sink

sink to somebody’s ˈlevel

stop behaving well and begin to behave badly, especially in an argument or a fight, because other people are behaving in this way: Use words, not violence, or you’ll just be sinking to their level.
See also: level, sink
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We really did start to sink to their level and we let them compete for a game that they really had no business winning.
Just because a certain someone isn't playing fair, doesn't mean you have to sink to their level.
CALL MY VIRGO LINE TO HEAR MORE 0904 470 0726 JUST because a certain someone isn't playing fair, doesn't mean you have to sink to their level.
It's up to the authorities to sort them out or we will have to sink to their level.
But if we are to defeat terrorists we must make sure that we don't sink to their level - suspects must be tried in a court of law.
We don't want to sink to their level,but our football authorities should be a bit more vocal in defending ``the lads,''by calling for the ``provocateurs'' to be banned rather than appearing to be ``too British'' and immediately accept culpab ility.
I would rather remain unmarried than sink to their level.
To give them equality is to sink to their level, to protect and cherish them is to be swamped by their fecundity.
But we have to be better than that, make sure we don't sink to their level and put them away professionally.