highflying highflying  /ˈhaɪf ˌlaɪ ɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) moving upward or along at a considerable height
  2. (adj) extravagant or ambitious or extreme in aims or opinions

Usage(s):

  • Over the past several years, almost no business has grown faster than video games, but last week stocks of most of the industry's highflying participants came crashing down with .

News

  1. Growers In Pasco Blowing The Rain Off Their Cherries

    PASCO, Wash.- It's the forecast no cherry grower wants to hear in June. Some choose to take some highflying measures to prevent rain from damaging a harvest full of fruit.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: KNDO - KNDU Tri-Cities

  2. Harlem Globetrotters for sale: sources

    The Harlem Globetrotters - the highflying exhibition basketball team that has toured the world for decades - are on the block.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Morning Call

  3. Exclusive: Harlem Globetrotters, Clown Princes of Basketball, for Sale-Sources

    The Harlem Globetrotters - the highflying exhibition basketball team that has toured the world for decades - are on the block.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  • "This guy was living in the lap of luxury on someone else's dime," Rice said in a statement. "We are going to hold him accountable for his actions and for the extraordinary impact his highflying lifestyle has had on this law firm and their...
    on Oct 24, 2007 By: Kathleen Rice Source: Newsday

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