Honor In The Breach Meaning
(idiomatic) (of a rule, law, or policy) to demonstrate by breaking or breaching
Example: c. 1602, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, act 1, sc. 4:
Hamlet: Ay, marry, is't:
But to my mind, though I am native here
And to the manner born, it is a custom
More honour'd in the breach than the observance.
Many religious precepts are honoured in the breach.