stoop so low

stoop 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 stoop so low in the name of patriotism. I knew John wasn't the most philanthropic guy around, but I never expected him to stoop so low.
See also: low, stoop

stoop so ˈlow (as to do something)

(written) lower your moral standards far enough to do something bad or unpleasant: I hope none of my friends would stoop so low as to steal.She suggested placing an ad in a magazine for a boyfriend, but I’d never stoop so low.
See also: low, stoop
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Speaking to the M.E.N., Helen said: "We are both devastated that somebody would stoop so low as to rob items for a baby.
'Don't know why PM Modi must stoop so low and reduce political discourse to this,' she tweeted.
"This money was clearly destined for charity, and it's hard to believe that someone would stoop so low as to target both the business and the good cause they are supporting.
We gave it artificial values, so that it doesnt stoop so low that the rupees behaviour brings shame to the country.
"You had to stoop so low and be so disgusting #racisttrash," she wrote.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Tuesday Moscow is sorry that the United Kingdom has opted to stoop so low as to vilify Russia instead of cooperating with it on the former agent Sergei Skripal case.
But even I wouldn't stoop so low as to buy ready-diced onion at PS1 a bag, or "easy garlic" (which is just peeled, squashed garlic swimming in additives).
"We can't believe that someone would stoop so low as to enter a nursing home and steal from it.
Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday lashed out at YSR Congress Party chief Jaganmohan Reddy for his remark against him and said that it is not in his culture to stoop so low.
"It's shocking that after recently announcing how difficult it is to raise the funds we need to open every minute of every day, that somebody would stoop so low as to steal a collection tin from a charity.
He added: "I have no idea what it is that's driving these rabid malcontents to stoop so low."
I am not a supporter of Jeremy Corbyn but would never stoop so low to use her comments.
"I wouldn't stoop so low as to be fashionable" - Dolly Parton (pictured).
Who would stoop so low? Mrs Gloria Avery Pentwyn, Cardiff
How can they stoop so low?" Rebecca Rae Campbell Hughes added: "Good for his daughter for filming the video or he might have never been caught.