high-flying

adjective

high-fly·​ing ˈhī-ˈflī-iŋ How to pronounce high-flying (audio)
1
: marked by extravagance, pretension, or excessive ambition
2
: rising to considerable height

Word History

First Known Use

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of high-flying was in 1581

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“High-flying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-flying. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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