above the fray

above the fray

Uninvolved in an argument or debate. Kristen always tried to stay above the fray whenever there was a disagreement at work. It's difficult to stay above the fray when dealing with hostile family members.
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quipped a motorist whose sense of humor remained above the fray.
Recorded in the pages of "The Shadows in My Heart", Mary's profound story is one of determination, survival, and the ability to rise above the fray.
The companies or products who rose above the fray and emerged as something that everyone at the event could find the time and desire to express an opinion on.
CONSTITUTIONAL MOARCHThe President would then sit above the fray like a constitutional monarch, unbothered by the hurly-burly of actual governance.
He can no longer play the role of a neutral arbiter who stands far above the fray.
By staying above the fray and acting as mediator, the State of Kuwait has re-asserted its important role in the GCC region.
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Though he often attempted to stay above the fray, Anthony, 33, seemed frustrated with Knicks leadership, and engaged in sporadic social media posts that pointed at his dissatisfaction.
So many Republican nominees always feel like they want to stay above the fray, and they get maligned and crushed with negative publicity, and they don't do anything about it.
Our leaders have a responsibility to remain above the fray, and recognize the crucial need to overcome the sensitive political impasse and dire circumstances in the country.
She could have abstained in the contest - risen above the fray and said that in the interests of party unity it would not be appropriate for her as leader in Scotland to back either candidate.
There are some fundraisers who carry themselves as stars and think they are above the fray.
Yet in his first outing on the presidential debate stage, the Texas senator found himself far away from the center of the action, largely above the fray while a handful of foes brawled in made-for-TV moments.
It is a story of triumph over circumstance and how, through martial arts and self-determination, one young man rose above the fray to become one of the shining lights of today; a man who has found the glow.
Bush, who has taken pains to stay above the fray during his post presidency, spoke with Israel Hayom's Amos Regev and Boaz Bismuth earlier this month.