high road

noun

Definition of high road

1 : highway
2 : the easiest course
3 : an ethical course

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Examples of high road in a Sentence

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

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Jimmy Fallon is taking the high road, rather than engaging with President Trump in a Twitter war of words. Libby Hill, latimes.com, "Jimmy Fallon gives to charity in response to Trump's 'Be a man' taunt," 25 June 2018 Despite the crazy drama going on this season, Randolph is taking the high road. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "What 'Bachelor' Contestant Cassie Randolph's Instagram Tells Us About Her Post-Show Life," 5 Feb. 2019 The State of the Union is always a good venue for taking the high road. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, "Beyond MAGA Hats," 23 Jan. 2019 Sometimes that means rising above pettiness, taking the high road of proper respect over mean-spirited grandstanding. David Meeks, USA TODAY, "By not standing for Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics, VP Mike Pence embarrassed America," 12 Feb. 2018 By taking the high road and not saying anything at all, apparently. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "The Ultimate Guide to the Royal Family," 21 July 2018 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

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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

old-fashioned : a main road

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