- moving upward to or along at a considerable height: highflying planes.
- extravagant or extreme in aims, opinions, etc.; unduly lofty: highflying ideas about life.
- having a high cost or perceived value: the highflying glamour stocks.
Origin of highflying
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Examples from the Web for high-flying
For a high-flying financier gone bad, faking your own death is a tempting escape from legal woes.First Rule of the Fake Dead Bankers Club: Stay Gone
January 3, 2014
The once high-flying company, which saw sales fall sharply in 2009, is finding it difficult to mimic its early-stage growth.Crocs Stock Falls on Critical Research Report
August 8, 2013
Not from high-flying trading or investment banking, but from a boring, stodgy business: lending money to homeowners.JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, and Homeowners Profit With Help From the Fed
October 12, 2012
But the plan misfired, and when Laura found herself on her own at college, her high-flying life went into a nosedive.Laura Johnson, London’s Poor Little Rich Rioter, Awaits Sentencing
April 30, 2012
After his high-flying student years at Karachi University, he worked for the Far Eastern Economic Review in Hong Kong.Their Man in Washington
October 7, 2011
"High-flying adventurer," or "brigand-chief," by all means, if it please you.The Life of Cesare Borgia
The high-flying, loud-screeching swift is an instance of this.Poachers and Poaching
The smaller vanities worked with these high-flying sentiments.
Yet she had no idea how immense, how romantic, how high-flying the devotion was.
Less would be useless, said Horace, in his high-flying arrogance.The House on the Moor, v. 3/3
- having great ambition or ability
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