moral high ground

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moral high ground ‎(plural moral high grounds)

  1. (idiomatic) A position or point of view which is ethically superior or more reputable, in comparison to others which are under consideration.
    • 2002, Robert Horn, "The Next Face-Off," Time, 6 May:
      Her legitimacy (as the leader of the party that won the 1990 general election), integrity and stoic acceptance of house arrest enable her to occupy the moral high ground.

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