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English definition of “high flyer”

high flyer

noun [C]
 
 
( also high flier)
an extremely successful business or organization: The former technology high flyer lost £6m in the June half year.
STOCK MARKET, FINANCE a share whose price is increasing very quickly: There was more profit-taking in the recent high flyer, which closed 25p lower at £10.03 after this week's solid figures. The high-flyer tech stock came a little nearer earth, dropping 132.5p to 1,875p.
someone who has a lot of ability and a strong wish to be successful and is therefore expected to achieve a lot: A well-regarded business manager, he is a high flyer in all areas of his life.
(Definition of high flyer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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