Definition of "highflying" [high•fly•ing]

  • Rising to a great height. (adjective)
  • Unusually extravagant, affected, or ambitious. (adjective)

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Use "highflying" in a sentence
  • ""Well! I shall see big Davey, perhaps, but don't you think 'highflying' would suit me better, although I know little about it?""
  • "John Chambers , the veteran chief executive of Cisco Systems Inc., confessed the once highflying technology company has lost its focus, lacks discipline and needs to overhaul its operations."
  • "When Enron collapsed and the dotcom bust eliminated some highflying trading platforms, ICE saw its business boom."