lower yourself

lower yourself
lower yourself old-fashioned phrase
to do something that will make you lose the respect of other people

I wouldn’t lower myself to speak to that woman.

Thesaurus: to harm your own reputationsynonym
Main entry: lower

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lower yourself
: to do something that causes people to have less respect for you : to degrade yourself

I won't lower myself to respond to these accusations. [=I won't respond because I would be degrading myself if I did]

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Main Entry:lower

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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