above the fray

above the fray

not involved in a particular argument The president will try to stay above the political fray.
Usage notes: often used with stay, keep, or remain: He's remarkably good at remaining above the fray at the office.
See also: above, fray
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For their part, Eugene police are trying to stay above the fray.
Bishops, particularly, have simply held themselves above the fray, and what has become frustratingly clear to lay people and priests is that there is no mechanism available in the church for holding them accountable to the community for their actions.
But Daniels seems to have remained above the fray, saying that he's "pretty near virginal" when it comes to lobbying--a believable claim since he stayed in Indiana and never registered as a lobbyist.
Combining rare talent with discipline and drive, award-winning New York designer David Rodriguez has managed to emerge above the fray and establish himself as one of America's rising young stars in the fashion world.
The developing nations, in particular, can't consider themselves above the fray and ignore the risks of a global recession to their customers in the developed economies.
A battle between rival chamber of commerce groups for rights to Porter Ranch has elevated to a nasty public fight and spilled over to other business groups that normally stay above the fray.
Comcast cable, the largest cable company in the United States, has been more low key with its ads, but the Philadelphia-based company isn't entirely above the fray.
By not answering Truman's relentless assaults, he conveyed an arrogance of being above the fray.
Above the fray - where exactly does Welsh nationalism go from here?
With an effective public awareness campaign, companies can remain above the fray and ensure that their services remain essential to their clients and, above all, that they emerge from the downward cycle as a market leader.
It is LGD's reach into these markets, together with their in-depth knowledge of the hospitality and real-estate industry, and now, combined with their unprecedented capabilities in interactive and social media, that lifts LGD above the fray of ad agencies vying for hotel, tourism and real-estate accounts targeting Hispanics living in the US or Latin America.
Little things can have a habit of irritating you this week, so an awareness of this can help you rise above the fray.
In his carefully worded statements, he makes an effort not to take sides, claiming to be above the fray, the voice of mediation in the cacophony of discord.
Which tactic works best - to respond or to stay above the fray - will be made clearer on election night.
HEELS: They will put you above the fray even when your life's on fire.