Your example seems to have errors in it and there is no source or context - can you help?I don't mind raise the tax, as long as it doesn't compromise my income.
A. What do you think of the new mayor? I heard he is going to raise the tax.I don't mind raise the tax, as long as it doesn't compromise my income.
What does "compromise" mean here? Does it mean "bring something into danger"? Is it common to say like that? Thank you.
Thank you Paul. So in my case, it makes sense to say "compromise my income" which means "jeopardize my income". Is it common?No. This meaning of compromise is given at 5 in the WRF dictionary.
compromise - WordReference.com Dictionary of English: 5. to expose to danger, suspicion, scandal, etc.; jeopardize:
I'm not sure I understand how a tax increase could put your income in danger. Will you lose your job if taxes go up? Can you explain a bit more about what you are trying to say?So in my case, it makes sense to say "compromise my income" which means "jeopardize my income"
Thank you both.In this case I think "compromise" means that your income actually decreases. It isn't just in danger of being negatively affected.
Thank you. I meant the tax increase will lower the amount of money I earn.Your income is the money you earn. Do you mean that the tax increase will lower the amount of money you earn? Or do you simply mean that a tax increase will mean you have to pay more (an increase in your outflow of money -- your expenses)?