(a) high-flier

someone who is very successful at their job and soon becomes powerful or rich.

A high-flier in the eighties, he was earning over Ј200 000 a year.


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  • high-flier — highˈ flīˈer or highˈ flyˈer noun 1. A bird that flies high 2. Someone prone to extravagance of opinion or action 3. An ambitious person, or one naturally equipped to reach prominence 4. (with cap; historical) a High Churchman, or, in Scotland,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • high-flier — high flyer n someone who is extremely successful in their job or in school ▪ a young businessman considered a highflyer by the media >high flying adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • high-flier — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms high flier : singular high flier plural high fliers someone who has achieved a lot and is determined to continue being successful …   English dictionary

  • high-flier — noun (C) someone who is extremely successful in their job or in school: a young businessman pegged as a high flier by the media high flying adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • high-flier — high fli|er noun count someone who has achieved a lot and is determined to continue being successful …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • High Flier — A stock that has seen its share price and subsequently its valuation rise to high multiples on metrics such as current earnings and current sales. Usually, the rise will happen quickly, with the stock well outpacing the gains in the overall… …   Investment dictionary

  • high-flier — see high flyer …   English dictionary

  • high flier — /haɪ flaɪə/ noun 1. a person who is very successful or who is likely to rise to a very important position 2. a share whose market price is rising rapidly …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • high flyer — High priced and highly speculative stock that moves up and down sharply over a short period. Generally glamorous in nature due to the capital gains potential associated with them; also used to describe any high priced stock. Antithesis of sleeper …   Financial and business terms

  • high-flying — high flyer ˌhigh ˈflyer also high flier noun [countable] 1. an extremely successful person, organization etc: • Retailing is not generally the first career choice of young high fliers. • The group was a high flier in the 1980s when it expanded… …   Financial and business terms

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