high road

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high road (plural high roads)

  1. (chiefly UK) A main road or highway.
    • 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson, The Black Arrow, ch. 6:
      There, a few yards before them, was the high road from Risingham to Shoreby, lying, at this point, between two even walls of forest.
  2. (idiomatic) A course of action which is honorable, dignified, or respectable.
    • 1982 Nov. 22, Thomas Griffith, "A Tilt Called Cynicism," Time:
      The high road of public service and the low road of political advantage seem inextricably intertwined.

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