Definition of highflier in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhīflīər/
(also highflyer, high-flyer)


A person who is or has the potential to be very successful, especially academically or in business: the company cannot expect to recruit many highfliers
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  • Highly regarded by bosses as a potential high-flyer, he moved to the business banking centre in Beechwood business park, Inverness, in 1999.
  • The position has proved to be a springboard to higher office in the past and holders of the post are regarded as potential high-flyers within the bank.
  • Mr Dean, 39, was one of a small group of business high-flyers who agreed to stay at home for 48 hours to give them a taste of what they call remote working.

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Syllabification: high·fli·er

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