Meaning of “be sacrificed on the altar of sth” in the English Dictionary

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"be sacrificed on the altar of sth" in British English

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be sacrificed on the altar of sth

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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)

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