on the altar of success

Definition of on the altar of success

:in order to achieve success
  • She sacrificed honesty on the altar of success.

Word by Word Definitions

altar play
  1. : a usually raised structure or place on which sacrifices are offered or incense is burned in worship

  2. : a table on which the eucharistic elements are consecrated or which serves as a center of worship or ritual

success play
  1. : outcome, result

  2. : degree or measure of succeeding

  3. : favorable or desired outcome


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