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high-flyer

noun uk UK ( UK also high-flier, US highflier, highflyer)   /ˌhaɪˈflaɪ.ər/ us    //

high-flyer noun (PERSON)

[C] ( US usually highflier) someone who has a lot of ability and a strong wish to be successful and is therefore expected to achieve a lot: High-flyers in the industry typically earn 25 percent more than their colleagues.

high-flyer noun (ORGANIZATION)

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