Meaning of sacrifice on the altar of in English:

sacrifice on the altar of

phrase

  • Make (someone or something) suffer in the interests of.

    ‘no businessman is going to sacrifice his company on the altar of such altruism’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Kok report tries to do away with a belief that jobs need to be sacrificed at the altar of economic growth.’
    • ‘As far as television coverage is concerned, hockey is being sacrificed at the altar of cricket.’
    • ‘Emotional bonding between mother and child was sacrificed at the feminist altar of power.’
    • ‘Private freedoms are being sacrificed on the altar of public expediency.’
    • ‘We are concerned about the thousands of Kiwi jobs that will be sacrificed on the altar of free trade.’
    • ‘The rights of women should not be sacrificed on the altar of multi-culturalism.’
    • ‘Nothing is forced, and in the mode of European cinema plot is sacrificed at the altar of character.’