be flying high

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be flying high

1. To be very successful. Our business has been flying high ever since we launched this very popular new product.
2. slang To be very happy, often because of drug use. Primarily heard in US. Mary was flying high after her surgery, but I don't think she'll be quite as happy once the drugs wear off. A: "Wow, everyone is really excited to see this band play." B: "I think they're all just flying high."
See also: flying, high

be flying high

 
1. if a person or a company is flying high, they are very successful The company was flying high as a maker of personal computers.
2. (American informal) to be very excited or happy, often because of the effect of drugs The guy was on drugs - flying high and scaring everyone around him. When the winter Olympics came to Canada, the whole country was flying high.
See also: flying, high