the high road


chiefly US : a morally proper way of doing something
Several local news programs reported the rumor, but the city newspaper took the high road and waited to see if anyone could confirm the story.
: an easy way to do something
The book claims to teach the high road to financial success.

Examples of the high road in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At his victory party, Cox reiterated his belief in taking the high road. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, 6 July 2024 Auriemma and the UConn players took the high road at the podium, and only earned more admiration for it. Dom Amore, Hartford Courant, 6 Apr. 2024 There are more recent examples of the Giants not taking the high road, as well. Pat Leonard, New York Daily News, 19 Mar. 2024 Chucky Lozano took the high road, issuing a video on social media wishing the youngsters good luck. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 June 2024 Take the high road if someone tries to pick a fight. Eugenia Last, The Mercury News, 30 Mar. 2024 As for Gerwig and Robbie, both women have addressed the Oscar nominations, taking the high road and standing up for each other. Elizabeth Wagmeister, CNN, 27 Feb. 2024 Take the high road by being patient and gracious (for your own happiness). Georgia Nicols, The Denver Post, 12 Feb. 2024 But the coach took the high road, finding friends in the crowd and making the rounds to shake hands and hug those who were offering encouragement. Jimmy Golen, USA TODAY, 27 Jan. 2024

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“The high road.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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