the end justifies the means

idiom

used to say that a desired result is so good or important that any method, even a morally bad one, may be used to achieve it
They believe that the end justifies the means and will do anything to get their candidate elected.

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“The end justifies the means.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20end%20justifies%20the%20means. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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