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high-flyer

noun uk   /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)

[C, + sing/pl verb] mainly UK an extremely successful organization, business, or team
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