Definition of high-flyer in English:


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(also high-flier)


A person who is or has the potential to be very successful, especially academically or in business.
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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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  • She was a high-flying editorial executive, reputed to be on #250,000 a year for her consultancy work.
  • There aren't many men who would opt to give up their high-flying career to become a childminder - but Andy is no ordinary man.
  • Paul was a high-flying businessman before suffering a stroke last year that severely affected his vision.

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