high flier

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
References in classic literature ?
Although a high flier, yet it very frequently alights on the trunks of trees.
As a consequence, the Northern and North-western upper levels have been practically abandoned, and the high fliers have returned to the ignoble security of the Three, Five, and Six hundred foot levels.
The High Flier included six of the sale's top priced lots, headed at PS8,500 by the seven-year-old chestnut Section B gelding, Thistledown Eye of the Tiger.
And on her return journey she was treated like a real high flier by the pilot and crew of her Ryanair flight.
HIGH FLIER: United want to secure Andy Carroll's longterm future HIGH FLIER: United want to secure Andy Carroll's longterm future NEWCASTLE United are set to show their support for striker Andy Carroll by reviewing his current contract with the Magpies.
HIGH FLIER: Pink is lowered out of a box suspended by a crane above the arena WINGS AND A PRAYER: She glides on to the stage among balloons
A HIGH flier has taken to the skies after earning his "wings" with the RAF.
High flier: Professor Chris Ham, from Solihull, on his way to a conference in Berlin, is given the champagne treatment by Ms Sheryl Moore in British Airways' new pounds 1 million lounge for executive and club travellers at Birmingham International.
A HIGH flier performed his own wizardry in anticipation of next week's screening of movie blockbuster Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
But the 36-year-old high flier still faces possible disciplinary proceedings for alleged misconduct.
MAERSK Air, the airline based at Birmingham Airport, has appointed a true high flier as head of its network planning and analysis.
The remaining cup ties will see Gateshead A welcome Second Division high fliers Bedlington and Wallington travel to Hexham in the League Cup, while Ashington Colliers host Prudhoe Youth Club in the Bill Gardner Cup and Seaton Burn welcome Wideopen in the only Northumberland Minor Cup fixture.
The annual poll, conducted by High Fliers Research, claimed top employers received around 39 applications for every graduate role.
To avoid disappointment in the job market, graduates have become less inclined to take gap years or go travelling, according to the study by High Fliers Research.
On a day of high scores, Holyhead Hotspur defeated Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant 6-1 while that was also the scoreline by which Huws Gray Alliance high fliers Cefn Druids overcame Caernarfon Town, Tony Cann bagging a hat-trick.