high-flyer Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “high-flyer” in the English Dictionary

"high-flyer" in British English

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

high-flyer noun (PERSON)

[C] (US usually highflier) someone who has a lot of ​ability and a ​strongwish to be ​successful and is ​thereforeexpected to ​achieve a lot: High-flyers in the ​industrytypicallyearn 25 ​percent more than ​theircolleagues.

high-flyer noun (ORGANIZATION)

[C, + sing/pl verb] mainly UK an ​extremelysuccessfulorganization, ​business, or ​team
(Definition of high-flyer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"high flyer" in Business English

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high flyernoun [C]

uk   us   (also high flier)
an extremely ​successfulbusiness or ​organization: The ​formertechnology high ​flyerlost £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 ​solidfigures. The high-flyertech 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 ​businessmanager, 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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