high–flying

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adjective high–fly·ing \ˈhī-ˈflī-iŋ\

Definition of high–flying

  1. 1 :  marked by extravagance, pretension, or excessive ambition

  2. 2 :  rising to considerable height

1581

First Known Use of high–flying

1581


HIGH–FLYING Defined for English Language Learners

high–flying

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adjective high–fly·ing \ˈhī-ˈflī-iŋ\

Definition of high–flying for English Language Learners

  • : flying far above the ground

  • : very successful or determined to succeed

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