take the low road

take the low road

To utilize a method, practice, or course of action that is unethical, unscrupulous, underhanded, or otherwise base or vile. It's unfair that those who work the hardest will be undermined by those who choose to take the low road to success. I didn't raise my son to be the type of person who would take the low road in life!
See also: low, road, take
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Taking the high road, on the other hand, shows global capital that, with items such as first class infrastructure and education, a city is more productive than anywhere else in the world, not because the city doesn't take the low road, but because it is investing in its people.