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high ground

1. Literally, elevated land. We need to move to high ground before the flood waters reach us.
2. The most advantageous or defensible position. Likened to the ideal defensive position of an army. In this usage, the phrase is preceded by "the." We most certainly have the high ground on this issue, and we've stated our case consistently from the start.
See also: ground, high

the high ground

The most advantageous or defensible position. Likened to the ideal defensive position of an army. We most certainly have the high ground on this issue, and we've stated our case consistently from the start.
See also: ground, high

the high ground

If a person or organization has the high ground on a particular subject, they have an advantage over their opponents, especially by having better ideas and policies. This is clearly an attempt to win back the political high ground on citizens' rights. The party was determined to take the high ground on environmental issues. Compare with the moral high ground. Note: In a battle, the army which is on higher ground has the advantage.
See also: ground, high
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For this purpose, we need a weekly basis and for longer periods to rent four-wheel drive vehicles with high ground clearance.
George Jones, of Llangollen Railway, said: "If the snow fall is retained on the high ground for the rest of the festive season travellers by steam train will enjoy the sights of a winter wonderland on the journey through the Dee Valley.
We have the moral high ground and the legal high ground on this, Kevin is under contract and staying put
During the daytime, temperatures will probably be 3C-5C and on high ground temperatures will struggle to get above zero.
There's not a set distance that's safe, but experts recommend going to high ground.
Yesterday's high ground of remote ridge fines and distant hilltops has a modern corollary: space.
9in) of snow could fall on some parts of high ground.
Some of the showers will be of sleet or snow, especially over high ground.
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Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, the Rim of the Valley Corridor Study Act calls for a $500,000 federal study on the feasibility of expanding the recreation area to encompass 491,518 acres of high ground above the San Fernando, Simi, Santa Clarita and Conejo valleys.
You've just got to take the high ground and smile about it.
Park your car or recreational vehicle on high ground, as close as possible to a sturdy building; don't leave the vehicle in a low-lying area prone to flooding.
By 2016, a total of 8 buses 12m low floor,2 buses 12-14m high ground,4 buses 15m low floor;2017 total 10 buses 12m low floor,2 buses 12-14m high ground,2 buses 15m low floor;2018 total 13 buses 12m low floor,1 bus and coach 15m low floor,1 bus and coach 14m high ground.
Both bills call on the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture to conduct a three-year, $500,000 resource study on the feasibility of creating a national park of more than 563,000 acres on the high ground above the San Fernando, Crescenta, Santa Clarita, Simi and Conejo valleys, as well as Pasadena's Arroyo Seco.
EIRCOM is reaching high ground with its new advertising campaign.