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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!
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