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

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of high-flying

: flying far above the ground

: very successful or determined to succeed

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