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  • n. Plural form of highflyer.


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  • They were consequently glad to earn a trifle of cash and some food, by administering to the necessities and submitting to the various practical jokes or tyrannical tricks of their imperious masters; for Ralph had ample opportunities of observing that many of the so-called highflyers of Newgate were not a whit behind those whom they copied — the gay and gilded butterflies of fashion who fluttered in the external world — in scorning those whom fate or fortune had for the time placed in subordinate situations to themselves.

    Ralph Rashleigh

  • 'highflyers' are being dumped by their spouses (or should that be 'spice'?) during the current financial crisis, because given that money is the spice of life, the

  • He took her to fashionable restaurants, introduced her to other literary highflyers, and accompanied her to theaters a disastrous adaptation of The Good Earth with an all-white American cast opened and closed that autumn in New York.


  • Some highflyers in finance and airline business are putting on a brave front. there are chinks in their armour.

    how we scraped through

  • The UN's best people are now focused on reform which, just 5 years ago, was n unsexy backwater that highflyers avoided at all costs.

    Suzanne Nossel: Wake Up and Smell the Kofi: 10 Signs UN Reform is Alive

  • Oddly, though, the emphasis on careerism adds an element of wild incredulity to the series, since no highflyers in the real world could spend so little time at their desks as the ones here do.

    Sex and the Office

  • There are now more Afghan highflyers in the US than in Afghanistan.

    Talibanning pigeons, 1996

  • You can't hire them highflyers to put themselves into a town their money's bankin 'on to ruin in what you might call a summer-social way.

    Flamsted quarries

  • Earthworms are a good bait for trout, but the highflyers of the gentle craft consider it infra dig to dig them.

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 16, July 16, 1870

  • I feel no tendency to latitudinarianism, but only to see much good in systems unrecognised by your very highflyers.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson


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