Definition of high road noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    high road

    BrE BrE//ˈhaɪ rəʊd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪ roʊd//
    [usually singular] Types of road
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  1. 1(old-fashioned) a main or important road See related entries: Types of road
  2. 2high road (to something) the most direct way This is the high road to democracy.
  3. Idioms
    take the high road (in something)
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    (North American English) to take the most positive course of action He took the high road in his campaign.
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