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high

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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