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high-flier

1. 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.
2. A stock whose price rises much more quickly or dramatically compared to the market average due to high demand among investors. The media company's expansion has led it to be an expensive high-flier on the market, though there are doubts that it can sustain such dizzyingly high valuations.

take a flyer (on something)

To take a chance, risk, or gamble (on something). Primarily heard in US. I'm just grateful that this team took a flyer on me and gave me a shot at the big times. The economy is too unstable for us to take a flyer on some unproven investment at the moment. We're not just taking a flyer with this plan—we've researched every angle very thoroughly, and we're confident this is the best approach to take.
See also: flyer, take
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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
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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

verb
See also: flyer, take
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Simmonds camped out in the dirty area, in front of the crease, and pounded home three short goals that had Flyers fans going wild.
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He said: "They ring at the door and when they get no answer they put a flyer into the letterbox.
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