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fly high

1. To be very happy or jubilant. Molly's been flying high ever since she passed her driver's test.
2. To flourish or have much success. Look at all the money we raised—our charity has really been flying high.
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flying high

1. In a successful or important position; doing very well. The country was flying high for several years, but the recession brought everything crashing back down to the ground. The company is once again flying high following the massive success of their latest product.
2. In a state of euphoric happiness, excitement, or enthusiasm. Everyone in town was flying high after the team won the championship. After all the stress and worry, I was flying high when I found out that my application had been successful.
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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
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I am delighted with the successful Flying High Challenge application by Southampton City council, said Jim Scanlan, Professor of Aerospace Design at the University of Southampton.
Flying High is a short chapter book, with simple monochromatic illustrations by Craig Smith scattered throughout the text.
8220;myASDF's sponsorship gift for Flying High will inspire and challenge fifteen parents who will learn to believe that anything is possible for their children.
The Bluebirds Flying High play-off mix will have its first airing on BBC Radio Wales' Phone-in Show with Jason Mohammed this Monday between noon and 2pm.
Released next month, Flying High is the singer's first outing since his bitter split from UB40 in January 2008.
FLYING HIGH Kevin Keegan at the unveiling of the aircraft named after him.
Aviation Partners flying high on more winglet sales.
1) The Black Sheep Squadron Model Airplane Club's recent presentation at California State University, Northridge, sponsored by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, had these girls' miniature planes flying high.
James Martin sailed from the top rung of his high school class to the Wharton School of Business to a perch at a Fortune 500 company, flying high in the corporate world but only skimming the surface of life's deeper meaning.
Right, the formidable front end of the B-25J Panchito impresses visitors, while the flags flying high above provide a reminder of DAV's contributions to warbirds community.
Here I was, flying high above a red state, and my macho paragliding instructor couldn't care less if I was gay or not.
With Hull flying high in League One and the U-21s undefeated in five matches he is keen to keep his dual role.
The boy rides a kite in a harness, flying high in the sky, making money from the awestruck audience who believe he can commune with their dead ancestors up in the clouds.
A COMPANY, whose product has been flying high for the past two years, has opened an office in Coventry.
Studies of the contrails generated by jets flying high over Alaska may lead to improved techniques for predicting the formation of these artificial clouds, which some scientists suggest have a warming effect on Earth's climate.