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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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be sacrificed on the altar of sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 成为…的牺牲品…
in Chinese (Traditional) 成爲…的犧牲品…
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