stoop to conquer

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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STOOP TO CONQUER Northampton's Alex Mitchell runs through to score the last-minute try at The Stoop
CHRISTOPHE BERRA watched Adam Lallana stoop to conquer and reckons Scots claiming similar qualities in our squad are living in La La Land.
* STOOP TO CONQUER: Town centre-back Sean Morrison makes a clearing header at Walsall
Broncos v Catalans 8pm 'STOOP to conquer' is the message from London Broncos' coach Rob Powell ahead of tonight's clash with red-hot Catalans Dragons.
Panneerselvam has been known to stoop to conquer in the past.
STOOP TO CONQUER: Sam Oliver doing a Camilo Villegas 'Spiderman'
Spanish Conquest had won at Kempton earlier in the week and relished the quicker ground in the Lewis Alexander Connoughton Handicap Hurdle, beating Stoop To Conquer by 12 lengths.
He is a second reserve behind Stoop To Conquer, and will need two horses to drop out to get a run.
Having persuaded Stoop To Conquer to call on all his reserves of stamina to land the Stuart Michael Associates Handicap, Spencer booted Lady Stardust (8-1) home in the Sporting Index Maiden Fillies' Stakes.
YORK: 1.45 Orientor, 2.15 Red Bloom, 2.45 Leningrad, 3.15 Stronghold, 3.50 Abraham Lincoln, 4.25 Stoop To Conquer, 4.55 Velvet Heights.
-- Those who stoop to conquer may really be onto something.
STOOP TO CONQUER - the first leg of a hat-trick for Kieren Fallon at Pontefract a fortnight ago - can follow up for the champion in the Toteexacta Pontefract Cup at the Yorkshire track today.
Man-of-the-moment Kieren Fallon produced another masterclass to steer 15-2 chance Stoop To Conquer to victory in the Tony Bethell Memorial Handicap.
Fallon had continued his red-hot streak by taking the riding honours on Stoop To Conquer (13-2), Adaikali (9-4) and Chorist (4-7).
Fallon had continued his red-hot streak following his Epsom Derby and Oaks double by taking the riding honours on Stoop To Conquer (13-2), Adaikali (9-4) and Chorist (4-7).