or high-fly·ing

  1. moving upward to or along at a considerable height: highflying planes.
  2. extravagant or extreme in aims, opinions, etc.; unduly lofty: highflying ideas about life.
  3. having a high cost or perceived value: the highflying glamour stocks.

Origin of highflying

First recorded in 1575–85; high + flying
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  1. having great ambition or ability
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