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above the fray

Definition of above the fray

  1. :  not directly involved in an angry or difficult struggle or disagreement <His political aides handled the controversy while he remained above the fray.>



Word by Word Definitions

aboveplay
  1. :  in the sky :  overhead

    :  in or to heaven

    :  in or to a higher place

  1. :  in or to a higher place than :  over

    :  upriver of

    :  superior to (as in rank, quality, or degree)

  1. :  something that is above

    :  a person whose name is written above

    :  a higher authority

  1. :  written or discussed higher on the same page or on a preceding page

frayplay
  1. :  scare

    :  to frighten away

  1. :  a usually disorderly or protracted fight, struggle, or dispute

  1. :  to wear (as an edge of cloth) by or as if by rubbing :  fret

    :  to separate the threads at the edge of

    :  strain, irritate

  1. :  a raveled place or worn spot (as on fabric)


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