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Take the high road

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During the week one of our readers sought clarification regarding the phrase –take the high road.

Now there are several ways to interpret this expression but I think it helps if you think of the ‘road’ here in terms of the path, direction or way and in particular in terms of ethics or morality.

A quick search online will show you that the high road is often interpreted as

1. "The ethical way” E.g., when you "take the high road" it means doing the right thing even if it’s not popular or easy.

2. "The most positive, diplomatic, or ethical course." Ex.: He took the high road winning the election, instead of paying bribes to corrupt business leaders.

3. Often in England the high road or high street is often the main road

4. It is also used to refer to an easy or certain course: the highroad to success.

So with all that said and done let’s hope that with each chance you get you manage to take “the high road”.





About the author:

Take the high road

About the author: Brendan has taught at universities, high schools and primary schools in Japan,the UK, Australia and China. He is a Qualified Education Agent Counsellor and has extensive experience with International English Language Examinations. In the field of writing Brendan has been published in The Bangkok Post, The Taipei Times, Inflight magazines and the Asia News Network. He can be contacted at brendanjohnworrell@hotmail.com.