high road


Definition of high road

2 : the easiest course
3 : an ethical course

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hair-raising tales of outlaws who ambushed coaches traveling the high roads
Recent Examples on the Web The courage and intelligence to know what to stand up for, when to fight and when to take the high road. Lz Granderson, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Baseball games or not, it will still be Jackie Robinson Day," 14 Apr. 2020 Other ideas include extending a boardwalk from the center to high-ground parking lots closer to the slightly higher road. John Schwartz, New York Times, "Marine Labs on the Water’s Edge Are Threatened by Climate Change," 7 Jan. 2020 Many Israelis, however, thought Gantz took the high road in light of the public-health emergency. Isabel Kershner, BostonGlobe.com, "Gantz, Breaking Vows, Says He Would Serve Under Netanyahu," 26 Mar. 2020 And instead enjoy the mental health benefits (read: satisfying smugness) that come with taking the high road. Courtney Shea, refinery29.com, "How To Convince Your Family To Take Coronavirus Seriously," 26 Mar. 2020 As a National Geographic Young Explorer, Cameron led two expeditions in the Himalayas, investigating some of the world’s highest roads and the effect on the local communities that must rebuild them after each winter. National Geographic, "Cameron Kruse," 25 Mar. 2020 From his perspective, speaking by phone recently from his apartment in West Palm Beach, Fla., Scott tried to take the high road. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, "After three years fighting cancer, ex-Rangers scout Marty Scott is hoping to find a place in the game once again," 21 Mar. 2020 For now, Carroll appears content to take the high road in closing what has been a short but strange chapter in San Antonio. Jeff Mcdonald, ExpressNews.com, "Short, strange stay ends as Spurs set DeMarre Carroll free," 17 Feb. 2020 Taking the high road Perhaps out of frustration over the anemic pace of growth in most developed economies compared with the last half of the 20th century, global enforcement of anti-bribery laws has stalled in recent years. Tom Saler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Tom Saler: Illicit payments are common in some corners of international business," 14 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of high road

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“High road.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20road. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of high road

old-fashioned : a main road

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