above the fray

Definition of above the fray

: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

above play
  1. : in the sky : overhead

  2. : in or to heaven

  3. : in or to a higher place

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

  2. : upriver of

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

  1. : something that is above

  2. : a person whose name is written above

  3. : a higher authority

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

fray play
  1. : scare

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

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

  2. : to separate the threads at the edge of

  3. : strain, irritate

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


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