moving upward to or along at a considerable height: highflying planes.
extravagant or extreme in aims, opinions, etc.; unduly lofty: highflying ideas about life.
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How to use highflying in a sentence
High flying and fast, the F-22 Raptor stealth jet is by far the most lethal fighter America has ever built.Pentagon Worries That Russia Can Now Outshoot U.S. Stealth Jets | Dave Majumdar | December 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Daniel Gross | January 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In August, the SEC made an example of former high-flying hedge fund manager Philip Falcone.
The once high-flying company, which saw sales fall sharply in 2009, is finding it difficult to mimic its early-stage growth.
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 | Matthew Zeitlin | October 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
By "high-flying parties" one should doubtless understand those who wish to ascend the higher slopes.Tyrol and its People | Clive Holland
The tumbling habit was gradually bred out of the high-flying birds, and after a time many of them did not tumble at all.Our Domestic Birds | John H. Robinson
Over autumn woods, in a windy sky, high-flying crows were buffeted and blown about.The Dark Star | Robert W. Chambers
The Marshal de Broglio was appointed to their command—a high-flying aristocrat, cool, and capable of every thing.
Not so with poets, orators, and other human professors of the high-flying and cantatory arts.Days Off | Henry Van Dyke
British Dictionary definitions for high-flying
having great ambition or ability
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