the low road

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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!
See also: low, road
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The low road was a close game between Stewart and McCormack with team Stewart edging in front in the first two ends with team McCormack fighting back with a three in the third end.
While Donald Trump takes the low road by withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, world leaders like Macron are taking the high road, knowing that clean energy is not only the economic choice, its the responsible choice for communities and the environment.
He can't take the high horse and then claim the low road.
Jack said: "North Shields was once packed with horse-drawn vehicles carrying goods of every type to and from the Low Road.
It's easier to take the high road but sometimes through circumstances we might deem uncontrollable we are forced to take the low road.
He covers the columnists who tracked their adventures and misadventures--Cholly Knickerbocher and Walter Winchell who took the low road, and the classy Lucius Beebe, who took the high road.
the low road to the Wigtown Book Festival from Friday until October 5.
No, the beauty of a visit to the Lewis Arms is that it's on the Taff Trail; to be precise at a junction whereby you can take either the low road, which takes cyclists over the A470 and onto Taffs Well, or the high road, which is a mile or so climb to the top of the Wenallt or Castell Coch.
Racing down could guarantee a pile up on that nasty bend at the bottom so as Tom Waits for the Broken Bicycles to be cleared up the rest would have to take the low road to Holmfirth and Barry would miss them.
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.
We all know the one about the high road and the low road, but this is more like the long and winding road.
He has traveled enough of the low road to have seen it awash in the liquidity of the wealthy.
They should be rewarded and their low-road competitors shunned, before the low road becomes the norm.
However, CULCABOCK - named after a village near Inverness - can take the low road to success in the Greatwood Hurdle (2.
Gary Walker's car left the Low Road in Islandmagee and struck a tree on Wednesday at around 10pm.