high moral ground

high moral ground
В военном языке the high ground (высота) обозначает тактическое преимущество и слово high имеет чисто топографическое значение. Политические комментаторы употребляют выражение high moral ground (высокие моральные ценности), в котором слово high приобретает значение чего-либо превосходного, благородного, возвышенного. Существуют многочисленные современные клише: traditional values (традиционные, старые ценности, проверенные временем), stable family standards (прочные семейные устои), permanent relationships (устойчивые, надёжные взаимоотношения), long-term-commitment (долгосрочное обязательство, обещание верности) и подобные им.

English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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  • high — 1 /haI/ adjective MEASUREMENT/DISTANCE 1 FROM BOTTOM TO TOP something that is high measures a long distance from its bottom to its top: the highest mountain in Japan | a castle surrounded by high walls | 100 feet/30 metres etc high: a building 20 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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