Definition of sacrifice someone/thing on/at the altar of in English:

sacrifice someone/thing on/at the altar of

Make someone or something suffer in the interests of: no businessman is going to sacrifice his company on the altar of such altruism
More example sentences
  • In the display of free and fair elections, the party was sacrificed at the altar of the interest of the nation.
  • The producer knew that this was going to be his shot and so we were sacrificed on the altar of his career.
  • One of the earliest and most helpful comments I received criticized me, basically, of sacrificing the truth at the altar of revisionist multicultural relevance.
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