Definition of sell one's soul to the devil in English:

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
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  • But when you sell your soul, no matter for what price, you die inside.
  • It's more like selling my soul to Satan, except I don't have anything to gain.
  • It doesn't take much intelligence to understand that once you have sold your soul to the devil, you can't buy it back.
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