- 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 highflying
At the heart of the multibillion-dollar crisis are two highflying bankers who some say took the country for a ride.The Men Who Killed the Economy
November 19, 2010
The Marshal de Broglio was appointed to their command, a highflying aristocrat, cool and capable of every thing.
We find in the side-notes such expressions as these—'highflying notions,' 'this ranter.'