Definition of “high-flyer” - English Dictionary

“high flyer” in Business English

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high flyernoun [ C ]

uk us 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)