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English definition of “be sacrificed on the altar of sth”

be sacrificed on the altar of sth

literary
to be destroyed by an activity, system, or belief that is bad but more important or more powerful: Service and quality have been sacrificed on the altar of profit.
(Definition of be sacrificed on the altar of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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