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the moral high ground

A position of moral authority or superiority that one's arguments, beliefs, ideas, etc., are claimed or purported to occupy, especially in comparison to a differing viewpoint. (Used especially in the phrase "take/claim/seize/etc. the moral high ground.") More...

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the moral high ground — A position of moral authority or superiority that one's arguments, beliefs, ideas, etc., are claimed or purported to occupy, especially in comparison to a differing viewpoint. (Used especially in the phrase "take/claim/seize/etc. the moral high ground.")
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the moral high ground
- Used especially in the phrase take/claim/seize/lost the moral high ground."
- A position of moral authority or superiority that one's arguments, beliefs, ideas, are claimed or purported to occupy, especially in comparison to a differing viewpoint.

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- The party has been working in setting up the bill as their political beliefs were the moral high ground for this discussion and simply ignoring his counterpart opposition in the House.
- When we stand for our valours by imposing our ideas in detriment of the other's, we are pitching our thoughts as the moral high ground for everyone else.
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