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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My opponent and the people controlling her campaign have clearly taken the low road by trying to attack me using pictures of me from college," Corrigan wrote.
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.
Geisel should recommend that alcohol be banned from the embassy, but again he has taken the low road.
Both sides have too often taken the low road over the past 16 months, as have their respective foreign backers.
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.
We took the high road, and a lot of shows have taken the low road," she says.
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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