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high-flier

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhigh-flierˌhigh-ˈflier, high flyer noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 SUCCESSFULsomeone who is extremely successful in their job or in schoolhigh-flying adjective
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high-flierThe company was once a high-flier in the disk drive business.All were aeronautical engineers; and all high-fliers in their particular field.The company, a former high-flier, faced rumors ranging from selling by insiders to whether the accountants would certify the audit.His high-fliers were brought crashing back to earth by a 3-0 Tranmere victory, however.What book has Pretoria now placed on its set reading list for trainee high-fliers in the country's diplomatic service?
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