the low road

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the low road

Any method, practice, or course of action that is unethical, unscrupulous, underhanded, or otherwise base or vile. (Most often used in the phrase "take the low road.") 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 choose the low road in life!
See also: low, road
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It's easier to take the high road but sometimes through circumstances we might deem uncontrollable we are forced to take the low road.
the low road to the Wigtown Book Festival from Friday until October 5.
The scheme will provide 2 kilometres of new road surface from Fairview to the Low Road in the village of Islandmagee.
Racing down could guarantee a pile up on that nasty bend at the bottom so as Tom Waits for the Broken Bicycles to be cleared up the rest would have to take the low road to Holmfirth and Barry would miss them.
Glasgow's Fake Major have taken the low road south once before to Teesside for The Kids Are Solid Gold, playing the all-day festival, Sumday, at the Westgarth Social Club at the start of May.
The Low Road is a moody thriller with a classic premise: two flawed heroes trying to outrun their past with a suitcase full of money.
We all know the one about the high road and the low road, but this is more like the long and winding road.
He has traveled enough of the low road to have seen it awash in the liquidity of the wealthy.
However, CULCABOCK - named after a village near Inverness - can take the low road to success in the Greatwood Hurdle (2.
Gary Walker's car left the Low Road in Islandmagee and struck a tree on Wednesday at around 10pm.
PHIL Mickelson was today planning to take the low road to glory in the Scottish Open at Loch Lomond.
PHIL MICKELSON was today planning to take the low road to glory in the pounds 3million Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond.
Both sides have too often taken the low road over the past 16 months, as have their respective foreign backers.
Khe, no doubt well-meaning, is venturing down the low road of playing to resentments involving college and avoiding the hard struggle to democratize educational opportunity.