beneath your dignity

beneath your dignity phrase
if something is beneath your dignity, you think that you are too important to do it

Is it beneath his dignity to help with the washing-up?

Thesaurus: describing arrogant and over-confident people or behavioursynonym
Main entry: dignity

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beneath your dignity
: suitable for someone who is less important than you

He thought washing dishes was beneath his dignity. [=he thought that he was too good or important to wash dishes]

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Main Entry:dignity

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beˌneath your ˈdignity idiom
below what you see as your own importance or worth
Main entry:dignityidiom

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