high-flying

adjective
high-fly·​ing | \ ˈhī-ˈflī-iŋ How to pronounce high-flying (audio) \

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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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 24 Sep. 2021.

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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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