Idiom of the Week: Take the High Road

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Meaning: To be polite to one’s enemies even if they say bad things about you.


The candidate decided to take the high road and not run any negative TV ads.

When people insult her she usually takes the high road. Usually.

It’s not easy to take the high road, but people will respect you more when you do.


Pop Quiz:

Which idiom is the opposite of take the high road?

A.  Fight fire with fire

B.  Take an eye for an eye

C.  Give someone a taste of their own medicine

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Idiom of the Week: Jump the Gun

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Meaning: To do something too soon or before you should.


Don’t jump the gun and say “I love you” on the first date.

I shouldn’t have bought the plane tickets before asking my boss if I could take some vacation time. I jumped the gun.

If you jump the gun, you may do it incorrectly. Read the directions first.


Pop Quiz:

“Don’t jump the gun” has a similar meaning to…

A.  Hold your horses.

B.  Don’t kill two birds with one stone.

C.  Don’t let the cat out of the bag.

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