moral high ground
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- (idiomatic) A position or point of view which is ethically superior or more reputable, in comparison to others which are under consideration.
2002 May 6, Robert Horn, “The Next Face-Off”, in Time:
- 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.