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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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Those men were flying high before they took on the glamour role that is Lions head coach; Woodward had just led a northern hemisphere country to a World Cup triumph for the first time, but then had his world-beating reputation and aura diminished considerably by being the head coach of yet another Lions team that got cleaned-out by a serious southern hemisphere side.
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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!
FLAGS are flying high in honour of our National Armed Forces.
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NEWCASTLE manager Kevin Keegan will be flying high next season, whatever happens on the pitch.