sell one's soul

sell one's soul
I sell one's soul (to the devil)
do or be willing to do anything, no matter how wrong it is, in order to achieve one's objective

universities are selling their souls for commercial success

II sell one's soul (to the devil)
see sell

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • sell — verb (past and past participle sold) 1》 hand over (something) in exchange for money.     ↘deal in.     ↘be subject to a specified demand on the market: the book didn t sell well.     ↘(sell out) sell all of one s stock of something.     ↘(sell… …   English new terms dictionary

  • sell — sell1 sellable, adj. /sel/, v., sold, selling, n. v.t. 1. to transfer (goods) to or render (services) for another in exchange for money; dispose of to a purchaser for a price: He sold the car to me for $1000. 2. to deal in; keep or offer for s …   Universalium

  • sell — [[t]sɛl[/t]] v. sold, sell•ing, n. 1) cvb to transfer (goods or property) or render (services) in exchange for money 2) to deal in; keep or offer for sale: to sell insurance[/ex] 3) to make a sale or offer for sale to 4) to persuade or induce to… …   From formal English to slang

  • sell — v 1. vend, get [s.o.] to buy or purchase, take or get money for, liquidate, exchange or trade for money, take a profit for, make a transaction on, make a deal or bargain on; transfer title to, make over to, negotiate, put up for sale, make… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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