highflyer

See also: high-flyer and high flyer

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NounEdit

highflyer (plural highflyers)

  1. Alternative form of highflier
    • 1837 Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution: A History
      One Emigration follows another; grounded on reasonable fear, unreasonable hope, largely also on childish pet. The highflyers have gone first, now the lower flyers; and ever the lower will go down to the crawlers.
    • 2011 January 8, Chris Bevan, “Arsenal 1 - 1 Leeds”, in BBC[1]:
      The Championship highflyers almost got their reward for a resilient performance on their first visit to the Emirates, surviving a flurry of first-half Arsenal chances before hitting back with a classic sucker punch.