sell your birthright for a mess of pottage

sell your birthright for a mess of pottage
   If a person sells their birthright for a mess of pottage, they accept some trivial financial or other gain, but lose something much more important. 'Sell your soul for a mess of pottage' is an alternative form.
  (Dorking School Dictionary)

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