flying high


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

flying high

 
1. Fig. very successful in one's ambitions; in an important or powerful position. (Often with the implication that this is not the usual situation or will change.) The government is flying high just now, but wait until the budget is announced. He's flying high these days, but he comes from a very poor family.
2. Fig. in a state of euphoria. (From good news, success, or drugs.) Wow! Todd is really flying high. Did he discover a gold mine? Sally is flying high. What's she on?
See also: flying, high

flying high

1. doing very well All those companies were flying high at first, and next thing you knew they had all crashed to the ground.
2. to be very excited or happy He just heard that he got the scholarship and is really flying high.
See also: flying, high
References in periodicals archive ?
Robbie Fowler takes a breather during the signing of copies of James Fox's anthem Bluebirds Flying High, inset top, fans in the queue and, inset below, Robbie signs a fan's football PICTURE: Mark Fraser Y
ON SONG: Singer James Fox and Cardiff City players Glenn Loovens and Steve Thompson sing Bluebirds Flying High in Queen Street Picture: Peter Bolter
Flying High With Autism is an annual autism conference that gathers leaders who have overcome various forms of autism.
Henry too, was flying high with Wales back in 2001 but had his reputation set back by losing a very winnable series against Australia.
with the Toon unbeaten and flying high in fourth spot, Pardew reckons he and his squad are winning friends on Tyneside.
The team is being given musical support by Broadway star and Cardiff fan James Fox, who was in a London studio yesterday recording a play-off mix of Bluebirds Flying High.
MORPETH PARK Picnics galore, down Morpeth Park Kids by the dozen, all eager to take part Ice cream and doughnuts all in a row Counting the ducks on the river below Rowing boats a plenty, pretty birds flying high So much to see, as we look to the sky 'Painted Penguins' circling right round the pool Mouths all wide open awaiting the food Sweet sounds of laughter and kids having fun The giant hill slide that is second to none Roundabouts and swings, climbing frame and sand pit A fun day out and not to be missed
Liverpool's park rangers are piloting a special event to get kids and adults flying high with creativity and competition.
The 50 year-old Brummie singer's new album, Flying High, boasts an all-star backing band including R& B chart-topper Craig David.
NEWCASTLE manager Kevin Keegan will be flying high next season, whatever happens on the pitch.
Sam, whose career is flying high after his first UK hit single Black And Gold, will play the Liquid Room in Edinburgh on August 18.
A BIRD IN THE HAND: Loftus pigeon fancier Kevin Tooth, 24, was flying high at his favourite pastime in March 1982 because his feathered friend Frankie Boy had just beaten 20,000 other birds in the Up North Combine Young Bird National from Folkestone.
but there's so much hurt and emotion flying high right now in our country.
Got a CD comp called Flying High Again: The World's Greatest Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne and it's a bit of a headscratcher.
Aviation Partners flying high on more winglet sales.