high-flyer


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high-flyer

or

high-flier

n
1. a person who is extreme in aims, ambition, etc
2. a person of great ability, esp in a career
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Oh, she's a high-flyer, and I wonder how she does it.
So the mourning being ready, and Sir Pitt Crawley warned of their arrival, Colonel Crawley and his wife took a couple of places in the same old High-flyer coach by which Rebecca had travelled in the defunct Baronet's company, on her first journey into the world some nine years before.
William Traynor (Sam Claflin) is a handsome high-flyer in London, who is left paralysed after an accident.
A UNIVERSITY researcher has been awarded a prestigious fellowship which singles him out as a high-flyer in his field.
HIGH-FLYER Chris Evans will broadcast from the cockpit of a Spitfire as part of a day commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
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EXCLUSIVE: JAIL SCANDAL High-flyer is binned amid claims he stole Glenochil cons' mail A JAIL boss accused of stealing prisoners' mail has been sacked following a five-month-probe.
STEVE Morgan has all-but ruled out a "high-flyer" signing this summer.
The gesture in July will cost the pounds 735,000 corporate high-flyer pounds 61,250.
Bishop Carl Cooper was seen as a high-flyer in the Church in Wales.
High-flyer Shelim Hussain has amassed an estimated pounds 40m through his Eurofoods ethnic cuisine empire, which has bases in Newport and Croydon.