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noun [C]     /haɪ/
a higher level than has been reached previously : Stocks end at new highs for the fourth session in a row .
highs and lows [plural] the times that follow each other when a company , career , investment , etc. is successful and when it is not: All jobs have an element of routine and a cycle of highs and lows . Jonathan, 25, has already seen some of the highs and lows of the business world .
from on high informal WORKPLACE from senior people in an organization : If the changes are to be sustainable , they should not merely be imposed upon employees from on high.
→ See also historic high, life-of-contract high, record high, session high, sky-high
(Definition of high noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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