or high-fli·er, high·fly·er, high-fly·er
- a person who is extravagant or goes to extremes in aims, pretensions, opinions, etc.
- a person or thing that flies high.
- a stock, often speculative, whose price moves up or down widely.
Origin of highflier
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Examples from the Web for high-flyer
"He must be a high-flyer of a cat," and the old man chuckled over his joke.The Bobbsey Twins
Laura Lee Hope
I ain't no high-flyer myse'f. I fear'd ter shake han's wid you so fur off, Brer Rabbit.'
I aint no high-flyer myse'f. I fear'd ter shake han's wid you so fur off, Brer Rabbit.'
She certainly was not one of the high-flyer yachts which had been bought up for service in the Confederate navy.On The Blockade
Here we have our author in evening dress, passing as a man of society at a banquet of the rich, shadowing a "high-flyer" crook.Twenty Years a Detective in the Wickedest City in the World
Clifton R. Wooldridge
- a person who is extreme in aims, ambition, etc
- a person of great ability, esp in a career
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