high-flying
adjective Date: 1581 1. marked by extravagance, pretension, or excessive ambition 2. rising to considerable height

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  • high-flying — high ,flying adjective 1. ) successful and determined to achieve more things 2. ) flying high in the air …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • high-flying — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective 1. : rising to a considerable height displaying high flying hoofs and thrashing tails Court Paige 2. a. : inflated or pretentious in style, content, or ambition : high flown a high flying dissertation on the means to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • high-flying — ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A high flying person is successful or is likely to be successful in their career. ...her high flying newspaper editor husband …   English dictionary

  • high-flying — /ˈhaɪ flaɪɪŋ/ (say huy fluying) adjective 1. that flies high, as a bird. 2. extravagant or extreme in aims, opinions, etc. 3. relating to a high flyer (def. 3): a high flying salesman …   Australian English dictionary

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