High Ground Meaning

(idiomatic, usually with the) A position of advantage or superiority in a conflict or competition.

Example: 1872, Mark Twain, Roughing It, ch. 69:
  The trail passes along on high ground—say a thousand feet above sea level.
2006, Mike Allen, "Why the Fight Over Intelligence May Be a Wash," Time, 27 Sep.:
  President George W. Bush had once again outmaneuvered them by taking the national-security high ground in an election year.