above the fray

idiom

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.

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“Above the fray.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/above%20the%20fray. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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