take the low road

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take the low road

To utilize a method, practice, or course of action that is unethical, unscrupulous, underhanded, or otherwise base or vile. 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 take the low road in life!
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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.
Both sides have too often taken the low road over the past 16 months, as have their respective foreign backers.
Forbes noted that CHW's discrimination is based on state borders, not on international borders, making the amended settlement even more inconsistent with Catholic doctrine and added, "CHW has taken the low road that sets up pseudo borders while trampling Church doctrine, policies, and belief.
And Burke reckons his career would not have blossomed as quickly had he taken the low road south to Highbury.
The aspiring moviemaker admits he could have taken the low road - ``where you fall apart in a downward spiraling.
By ignoring the concrete, practical obstacles poor people face and simply blaming lazy welfare bums for poverty, many politicians have taken the low road to nowhere.
Leeds in contrast had taken the low road, with the worst start to a season almost in living memory.
Apart from his I'll-do-anything-to-get-into-movies debut in ``Critters 3,'' DiCaprio has never taken the low road when it comes to choosing his film projects.
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