or high-fli·er, high·fly·er, high-fly·er

[ hahy-flahy-er ]
/ ˈhaɪˈflaɪ ər /


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

First recorded in 1680–90; high + flier
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