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English definition of “high-flyer”

high-flyer

noun [C] (PERSON) (US usually highflier)     /ˌhaɪˈflaɪ.ər/ US  //
someone who has a lot of ability and a strong wish to be successful and is therefore expected to achieve a lot: High-flyers in the industry typically earn 25 percent more than their colleagues.Successful (things or people)
(Definition of high-flyer noun (PERSON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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