the high road


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the high road

1. The easiest or surest path, course, or method. I'm hopeful that this master's degree will put me on the high road to success!
2. The most noble, ethical, or diplomatic course or method. Strive to always choose the high road when dealing with others, even if they've treated you unfairly in the past. Life has a habit of rewarding those who learn to turn the other cheek.
See also: high, road
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"Look!" said Rouletabille, "here again are the footmarks of the escaping man; they skirt the lake here and finally disappear just before this path, which leads to the high road to Epinay.
Walking between his two conductors, who held his arms in theirs, he went on, as in a dream, until they came again into the high road, and into the midst of a little group of people.
'And where do we turn off the high road? As in summer, or the winter way?' asked Nikita.
He could tell you of the vanished estate of Sir Peter Bone, long since cut up for building, and how that magnate ruled the country-side when it was country-side, of shooting and hunting, and of caches along the high road, of how "where the gas-works is" was a cricket-field, and of the coming of the Crystal Palace.
'Yes,' said he; 'and now let us take a walk a little way out of the town.' So they both went out upon the high road; but as the weather was warm, they had not gone far before the dog said, 'I am very much tired--I should like to take a nap.' 'Very well,' answered the sparrow, 'do so, and in the meantime I will perch upon that bush.' So the dog stretched himself out on the road, and fell fast asleep.
President Rodrigo Duterte said the United States and China must 'take the high road' and end their trade war that he said was affecting global growth and possibly delaying economic integration.
The Dumfries rink of Hamish Gallacher, Scott Hyslop, Jack Strawhorn and Jack Carrick went up against Lockerbie's Robbie McCormack, Jake Hathaway, Ben Crosbie and Stuart Robson in the high road final.
I remember him in Take the High Road as a young laddie.
Suddenly the coach arrived at a fork in the road with one sign identifying the high road as narrow and dangerous and the other low road as safe.
| Flannery's, 610 High Road, Wembley, HA0 2AF Further along the High Road is Flannery's, an Irish bar situated eight minutes away in a taxi from Wembley and offering Town fans some light relief from the hustle and bustle which the stadium.
"I think you feel best when you behave or react or come from the high road place.
The Liquor Station is a pleasant drinking hole on the High Road.
Performance Artist/Activist Sherry Glaser is set to perform her acclaimed solo show "Taking the High Road: Comic Confessions from behind the Cannabis Curtain" with the Tucson Fringe Festival on Sat., Jan.