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To be morally good or correct - synonyms or related words

rise above

to be morally good enough not to do something bad, especially something that most other people do

be in the right

to be morally or legally correct in what you do or believe

look good/bad

to be considered a good/bad thing to do

practise what you preach

to behave in the same way that you try to persuade other people to behave

be the done thing/be done

to be the correct or suitable thing to do, or to be the way that people think you should behave

have nothing to hide

to not be afraid of what people may discover, because you have done nothing wrong

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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speak human

(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people

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