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highflier

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

[hahy-flahy-er]
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noun
  1. a person who is extravagant or goes to extremes in aims, pretensions, opinions, etc.
  2. a person or thing that flies high.
  3. a stock, often speculative, whose price moves up or down widely.
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Origin of highflier

First recorded in 1680–90; high + flier
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  • Look at the first twenty people that come towering by on the roof of a Highflier or a Defiance.

    Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2

    John Wilson