high road

noun

Definition of high road 

1 : highway

2 : the easiest course

3 : an ethical course

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hair-raising tales of outlaws who ambushed coaches traveling the high roads

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However, Johnson decided to take the high road and list a few poignant facts for Clayton to peruse. Prescotte Stokes Iii, star-telegram, "After black student celebrates Harvard acceptance on Twitter, former Texas education official asks, 'Were you admitted on merit or quota?' | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 23 Apr. 2018 So Kerr had been taking the high road on the team’s late-season doldrums, at least in part because the Warriors also had to ride out injuries to Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. Scott Ostler, San Antonio Express-News, "By no means invincible, Golden State faces rocky path to Finals," 13 Apr. 2018 So Kerr had been taking the high road on the team’s late-season doldrums, at least in part because the Warriors also had to ride out injuries to Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, "Invincible no more, Warriors face rocky path back to NBA Finals," 12 Apr. 2018 Since then, a bevy of new tools for taking the high road has flooded the marketplace. Monica Corcoran Harel, Marie Claire, "Why Millennials Are Embracing the "Happy Divorce"," 31 Mar. 2017 That’s part of a broader strategy of taking the high road, embracing multilateralism, and hoping Trump continues to alienate his natural trade allies. Alan Murray, Fortune, "Trump and NATO, Papa John's Out, Broadcom Buys CA: CEO Daily for July 12, 2018," 12 July 2018 The Astros also have the highest road OPS (.805) in baseball. Mike Barner, SI.com, "MLB DFS Plays for July 3," 3 July 2018 The Cleveland Plain Dealer also took the high road. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "LeBron James' move to Lakers as told by newspapers in LA, Cleveland," 2 July 2018 Sanders took the high road in on Twitter after the incident. John Bacon, USA TODAY, "Social media light up after restaurant dissed Sara Huckabee Sanders," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of high road

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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high road

noun

English Language Learners Definition of high road

: a main road

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