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take the high road

[ teyk thuh hahy rohd ]

idiom

  1. to take a more honorable or ethical course of action:

    The moderator is hoping that candidates will take the high road on debate night and stick to discussing the issues instead of flinging mud at each other.



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Word History and Origins

Origin of take the high road1

First recorded in 1945–50

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