(sometimes singular) the open seas of the world, outside the jurisdiction of any one nation
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Idioms and Phrases with high seas
Open waters of an ocean or sea, beyond the territorial jurisdiction of a country. For example, Commercial fishermen are being forced to go out on the high seas in order to make a living. [c. 1100]
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