Definition of highflier in English:


Syllabification: high·fli·er
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
More example sentences
  • 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.



Pronunciation: /-ˈflī-iNG/
More example sentences
  • He was a highflying businessman who flew by Concorde and owned a string of racehorses until a visit to the Marian pilgrimage location of Medjugorje radically changed his priorities in life.
  • These pressures, rather than any ‘glass ceiling’, are what limits highflying women's progress in an organisation like the BBC, she suggests.
  • Valentine also announced that he was bringing in a highflying new salesperson known for his multimillion-dollar deals.

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