(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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- 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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