IDIOMS

honor in the breach

(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.
http://www.economist.com/blogs/americasview/2014/02/brazils-resemblance-poland
  Many religious precepts are honoured in the breach.