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.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For his part, Spielberg took the high road and refused to get down in the mud with Weinstein. Donald Liebenson, Town & Country, 9 Mar. 2023 Bieniemy took the high road in response to McCoy’s comments. Tyler Dragon, USA TODAY, 23 Feb. 2023

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“The high road.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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