high flying

highflying

[hahy-flahy-ing]
adjective
1.
moving upward to or along at a considerable height: highflying planes.
2.
extravagant or extreme in aims, opinions, etc.; unduly lofty: highflying ideas about life.
3.
having a high cost or perceived value: the highflying glamour stocks.
Also, high-flying.


Origin:
1575–85; high + flying

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highflying

adjective
1. moving upward or along at a considerable height; "some highflying fighter pilot fired a cannon shell into it" 
2. extravagant or ambitious or extreme in aims or opinions; "they did not understand what had happend at the once highflying company" 
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