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take/claim/seize the moral high ground

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake/claim/seize the moral high groundtake/claim/seize the moral high groundto claim that you are the only person who does what is morally right in a situation, with the intention of being noticed and considered to be good by the public moral
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take/claim/seize the moral high groundSome corporations have seized the moral high ground.Television is therefore seen to be taking the moral high ground, the side of the punter against the forces of evil.
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