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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.
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The Worshipful Company states that: "We make no bones about it, the SIM Beloe Fellowship is aimed at high-flyers. "It is our way of encouraging development of our craft.
A jail source confirmed the former high-flyer - who was one rank below governor - was binned last month.
CAREER: Bishop Carl Cooper was considered a high-flyer
This has a great impact on the role and effectiveness of high-flyer programmes in organizations, as these programmes are anchored in the organizational setting.
High-flyer Martin Callan, 35, had written off for at least five jobs a day.
In excess of 3,000 people spent the weekend at Builth Wells, with 130 Shetlands on the Friday and 720 Welsh section As, Bs and part- breds on the Saturday and Sunday, with the High-Flyer auction on the Saturday evening of 30 of the best ponies of their type.
So a high-flyer earning 60,000 [pounds sterling], could donate 10,000 [pounds sterling] of shares to charity and pay income tax on just 50,000 [pounds sterling].
In Pretty Woman, she played a call-girl who fell in love with high-flyer Gere.
He was once a high-flyer in the world of football now his image will fly high between the two cities he loved so much.
Labour high-flyer Alex heads north to come up with a recovery plan for the failing District council of Wyverdale.
The former high-flyer - who must also pay /37,000 legal costs to the Morris Tribunal - faces the rest of his life on the dole.
A CITY high-flyer who gave up his job because of stress has lost his new job after being caught speeding in his pounds 60,000 Maserati.
A CITY high-flyer won a pounds 1million payout from a broker firm yesterday after months of bullying.
A CITY high-flyer who claimed her pay was half that of a male colleague lost her sex discrimination claim yesterday.
A HIGH-FLYER shot himself dead outside his wife's office because he had run out of challenges, she said yesterday.