high ground

high ground
A position of advantage or superiority in a conflict or competition.

The trail passes along on high ground—say a thousand feet above sea level.


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  • high ground — noun singular or uncount the better position gained in an argument or competition by having more authority, support, or other advantages: The French government is trying to take the moral high ground …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • high ground — UK / US noun [singular/uncountable] the better position gained in an argument or competition by having more authority, support, or other advantages The French government is trying to take the moral high ground …   English dictionary

  • High ground (disambiguation) — High ground is a spot of elevated terrain which can be useful in military tactics.High ground may also refer to:* Moral high ground, an ethical analogy * The High Ground, a veterans memorial park located west of Neillsville, Wisconsin * The High… …   Wikipedia

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  • Moral high ground — The moral high ground, in ethical or political parlance, refers to the status of being respected for remaining moral, and adhering to and upholding a universally recognized standard of justice or goodness Parties seeking the moral high ground… …   Wikipedia

  • (the) high ground — 1. if a person or an organization has the high ground, they are in the best and most successful situation. His company holds the high ground in the area of multi media disks. Both parties could be seen trying to take the high ground on issues… …   New idioms dictionary

  • the high ground — a position in which you have an advantage over others They claim to have the (intellectual) high ground in this debate. [=they claim to have the (intellectually) better position] often used in the phase the moral high ground These countries lost …   Useful english dictionary

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