high ground

noun
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of high ground

:a position of advantage or superiority; especially :an ethically superior position
  • took the moral high ground during the debate

Examples of high ground in a Sentence

  1. one would have thought that having the superior product would have given the company the high ground in the video format war

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First Known Use of high ground

1800



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