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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'We urge our party leaders and members to rise above the fray and to focus our time and effort on addressing the issues that require our attention,' they appealed.
That is why it is best left to the politicians while other institutions remain above the fray.
If he remained above the fray and ignored the well-known myopic political projections by the dynasty, his past failures would have been forgotten.
Candidates will have to decide whether to go after front-runners such as Biden, challenge others in the pack or stand out by remaining above the fray. They must also decide how much to focus on President Donald Trump.
And, of course, there are self-proclaimed political leaders who, despite their clear biases, declare themselves to be the higher ground or the middle ground, above the fray, down the earth, out of the box: the very voices of reason.
Wickremesinghe, meanwhile, fearing arrest, is under pressure to stay above the fray. He has locked himself up in his residence.
Well-positioned in her eyrie, THEO PANAYIDES meets a lifelong diplomat and former minister who has lived somewhat above the fray but is now enjoying her freedom and looking forward to publishing a book of poems
But we can bold say without stupor that the media in Liberia is above the fray.
Antoinette Schoar, an economist who teaches at the MIT Sloan School of Management, said the Fed should remain "above the fray." "Fed policy should not have anything to do with politics," said Schoar, who is also attending the Jackson Hole conference.
class="MsoNormalFRANTIC PHONE CALLS class="MsoNormalHowever, a more plausible guess to me is that Mr Kenyatta went into seclusion to try to remain above the fray of the anti-corruption crackdown in Nairobi that has seen a number of fat cats arrested and charged in court.
It took steely resolve for its Members to stand 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 Shadows in My Heart" is a story that will be too familiar to some and unfamiliar to others, but will pull at the heartstrings of everyone who reads it.
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.
'He (Makarfi) can no longer play the role of a neutral arbiter who stands far above the fray. He is already tarred and soiled in the muddy waters of partisan prejudice.
Guteress wrote to His Highness, saying, "I greatly valued our exchange of views on the Qatari issue, and commended your personal mediation efforts by directly engaging with the leaderships of the other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in an attempt to find a solution to the diplomatic crisis that erupted on June 5, 2017." "By staying above the fray and acting as mediator, the State of Kuwait has re-asserted its important role in the GCC region.