the high road


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the high road

1. The easiest or surest path, course, or method. I'm hopeful that this master's degree will put me on the high road to success!
2. The most noble, ethical, or diplomatic course or method. Strive to always choose the high road when dealing with others, even if they've treated you unfairly in the past. Life has a habit of rewarding those who learn to turn the other cheek.
See also: high, road
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Walking between his two conductors, who held his arms in theirs, he went on, as in a dream, until they came again into the high road, and into the midst of a little group of people.
continued the young reporter, showing us the ground where it had been disturbed by big and heavy heels; "the man seated himself there, and took off his hobnailed boots, which he had worn only for the purpose of misleading detection, and then no doubt, taking them away with him, he stood up in his own boots, and quietly and slowly regained the high road, holding his bicycle in his hand, for he could not venture to ride it on this rough path.
He could tell you of the vanished estate of Sir Peter Bone, long since cut up for building, and how that magnate ruled the country-side when it was country-side, of shooting and hunting, and of caches along the high road, of how "where the gas-works is" was a cricket-field, and of the coming of the Crystal Palace.
After an exciting day's play, four local rinks emerged to contest the high road and low road finals.
I remember him in Take the High Road as a young laddie.
Suddenly the coach arrived at a fork in the road with one sign identifying the high road as narrow and dangerous and the other low road as safe.
Flannery's, 610 High Road, Wembley, HA0 2AF Further along the High Road is Flannery's, an Irish bar situated eight minutes away in a taxi from Wembley and offering Town fans some light relief from the hustle and bustle which the stadium.
I think you feel best when you behave or react or come from the high road place.
Take The High Road ITV, 1980-2003 What's that you say?
Working Together to Find the High Road," Raskin noted that public discussion since the 2008 financial crisis has focused on the particulars of that specific episode.
That's when she said, "David, you'll never regret taking the high road.
On the High Road chronicles the remarkable story of a town in antiquity and the excavations that brought it to light.
A leading contractor organization, the Professional Services Council, urged the Obama administration not to adopt the High Road Procurement Policy.
It would "take the high road and avoid the charge of a cover-up that would have attended a judicial review" (Cath.
They are more likely to take the high road if they are connected to institutions, public and private, that promote such alternatives .