beneath one
{adj. phr.} Below one's ideals or dignity. * /Bob felt it would have been beneath him to work for such low wages./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • beneath one — {adj. phr.} Below one s ideals or dignity. * /Bob felt it would have been beneath him to work for such low wages./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beneath\ one — adj. phr. Below one s ideals or dignity. Bob felt it would have been beneath him to work for such low wages …   Словарь американских идиом

  • beneath one — Synonyms and related words: cheap, debasing, degrading, demeaning, deplorable, disgraceful, gutter, humiliating, humiliative, infra dig, infra indignitatem, opprobrious, outrageous, pitiful, sad, scandalous, shameful, shocking, sorry, too bad,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • beneath one's dignity — Degrading, at least in one s own estimation • • • Main Entry: ↑dignity …   Useful english dictionary

  • beneath one's dignity — index disgraceful Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • beneath one's dignity — lower than one s level of respect, more inferior than someone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • marry beneath one — marry a person who is not one s social equal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • beneath — below, beneath, under These three words appear to be synonymous, but many contexts call for one in preference to another. Beneath is somewhat more literary in use. Under in its physical sense is rather more literal than the other two: under the… …   Modern English usage

  • beneath — /bi neeth , needh /, adv. 1. below; in or to a lower place, position, state, or the like. 2. underneath: heaven above and the earth beneath. prep. 3. below; under: beneath the same roof. 4. farther down than; underneath; lower in place than: The… …   Universalium

  • beneath — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adv. underneath, under, below. prep. under; unworthy of. See lowness, inferiority.Ant., above. II (Roget s IV) modif. and prep. 1. [Under] Syn. below, underneath, in a lower place; see under 1 . 2.… …   English dictionary for students

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