sell (your) soul (to the devil)

sell (your) soul (to the devil)
sell (your) soul (to the devil) to accept immoral behavior in order to succeed.

If the day comes when I begin to sell my soul like the other managers do, that's the day I'll quit.

Etymology: from the literal idea of exchanging your soul (= spirit) with the devil (= the origin of evil) to get something you want

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  • sell your soul to the devil — sell your soul (to the devil) : to gain wealth, success, power, etc., by doing something bad or dishonest He has sold his soul (to the devil) for fame and prosperity. • • • Main Entry: ↑sell sell your soul (to the devil) see ↑sell, 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • sell your soul (to the devil) — phrase to do whatever is necessary in order to get something you want, even if it involves doing something dishonest or immoral He would sell his soul for a seat in the cabinet. Thesaurus: to do something wrong, or to be badsynonym Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sell your soul — (to the devil) : to gain wealth, success, power, etc., by doing something bad or dishonest He has sold his soul (to the devil) for fame and prosperity. • • • Main Entry: ↑sell sell your soul (to the devil) see ↑sell, 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • sell — W1S1 [sel] v past tense and past participle sold [səuld US sould] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(give something for money)¦ 2¦(make something available)¦ 3¦(make somebody want something)¦ 4¦(be bought)¦ 5 sell like hot cakes 6¦(idea/plan)¦ 7 sell yourself 8 sell… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Deal with the Devil — Written Deal A deal with the Devil, pact with the Devil, or Faustian bargain is a cultural motif widespread in the West, best exemplified by the legend of Faust and the figure of Mephistopheles, but elemental to many Christian folktales. In the… …   Wikipedia

  • soul — [ soul ] noun *** ▸ 1 mind/spirit of person ▸ 2 person ▸ 3 strong feeling/emotion ▸ 4 something s special qualities ▸ 5 soul music ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count the part of a person that is capable of thinking and feeling a ) the spiritual part of a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • soul — W3S3 [səul US soul] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(somebody s spirit)¦ 2¦(person)¦ 3¦(music)¦ 4¦(sense of beauty)¦ 5¦(special quality)¦ 6 be the soul of discretion 7 be good for the soul 8 God rest his/her soul 9¦(people in a place)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Deals with the Devil in popular culture — The idea of making a deal with the Devil has appeared many times in works of popular culture. Contents 1 In print 2 In film 3 In music 4 In television …   Wikipedia

  • sell — 1 /sel/ verb past tense and past participle sold /sUld/ 1 GIVE STH FOR MONEY (I, T) to give something to someone in exchange for money: If you offer them another thousand, I think they ll sell. | sell sth for 100/$50/30p etc: Toni s selling her… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • soul — noun 1 part of sb believed to exist after body is dead ADJECTIVE ▪ eternal, immortal ▪ dead ▪ The messenger god, Hermes, leads dead souls into the underworld. ▪ damned ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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