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sink so low

To lower one's ethical standards (or perceived standards) by behaving in a malignant, self-centered, or despicable manner. In the wake of these vicious attacks, it's horrible to think that our fellow citizens could sink so low in the name of patriotism. I knew John wasn't the most philanthropic guy around, but I never expected him to sink so low.
See also: low, sink
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ˌsink so ˈlow

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sink to something

have such low moral standards that you do something very bad: Stealing from your friends? How could you sink so low?I can’t believe that anyone would sink to such depths.
See also: low, sink
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sinks so low the hills resemble horses who have lost the race,
Let her know that if she begins to become depressed in the future, it's OK to talk about it before she sinks so low.