high-flying

adjective high-fly·ing \ ˈhī-ˈflī-iŋ \

Definition of high-flying

1 : marked by extravagance, pretension, or excessive ambition
2 : rising to considerable height

First Known Use of high-flying

1581

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HIGH-FLYING Defined for English Language Learners

high-flying

Definition of high-flying for English Language Learners

  • : flying far above the ground

  • : very successful or determined to succeed


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