the moral high ground

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Definition of the moral high ground

: a position in which one has a moral advantage over others These countries lost/ceded the moral high ground when they entered the war to protect their economic interests. She believes she has the moral high ground on this issue.

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“The moral high ground.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20moral%20high%20ground. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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