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high flier

A person who has the potential for or who has achieved great success. Tim was such a high-flier in college that it's no surprise he's achieved such great success in his career.
See also: high

take a flyer

take a chance. chiefly North American
1998 Times Or we [i.e. journalists] can take a flyer: share a hunch and risk coming a cropper.
See also: flyer, take

take a flyer (on something)

tv. to take a chance on something. Fred is too wise an investor to take a flyer on some story stock like that.
See also: flyer, on, something, take

take a flyer

See also: flyer, take
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New Flyer is the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States and Canada.
Small changes like this can make a huge difference to a busy REALTOR who just wants to send a flyer to some clients and doesn't want to waste a lot of time doing it," says Scott Schmitz president and CEO of RealOrganized, Inc.
An original member of the Valencia Flyers in their inaugural 2001-02 season, the franchise changed its nickname after a one-year hiatus - Onstad's hockey development in Valencia and journey back to the Santa Clarita Valley is a story itself.
I feel Moscow Flyer, today's Champion Chase favourite, falls into that category.
Although the IRS said it had no special enforcement program for frequent flyer miles, under similar circumstances, a CPA's clients could receive the same costly IRS ruling.
Owing to the new lighter grammage in flyer print, Onlineprinters GmbH has further reduced the production costs due to the lower paper price.
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Spirit Airlines announces an exclusive FREE SPIRIT partnership with The Hertz Corporation offering members of its unique frequent flyer program bonus miles and discounts on Hertz car rentals.