high flier

highflier

[hahy-flahy-er]
noun
1.
a person who is extravagant or goes to extremes in aims, pretensions, opinions, etc.
2.
a person or thing that flies high.
3.
a stock, often speculative, whose price moves up or down widely.
Also, high-flier, highflyer, high-flyer.


Origin:
1680–90; high + flier

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highflier

noun
a person of great ability and ambition 
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