Definition of fly high in US English:

fly high


  • Be very successful; prosper.

    ‘that young man is the sort to fly high’
    • ‘Emmerdale has been flying high in the TV ratings recently, attracting an audience of almost ten million.’
    • ‘Pubs, restaurants and shops at Middlebrook and the rest of the town thrives when the club is flying high.’
    • ‘It all means the economy, so long flying high in the clouds, is set for a crash landing, albeit after the next election.’
    • ‘The small club have been flying high in the top division.’
    • ‘But she is a very happy woman today, seeing her daughter flying high.’
    • ‘While Brandon's career is flying high, Courtney insists the action star hasn't changed at all.’
    • ‘Tourism was flying high this August Bank Holiday weekend, a year after the foot and mouth crisis threatened a serious dent in the area's economy.’
    • ‘The prime minister was flying high in the middle of last year.’
    • ‘A young pigeon fancier is flying high after his new hobby saw him racing ahead of the competition.’
    • ‘Five air cadets are flying high after winning Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards.’
    • ‘As part of its platinum jubilee celebrations, it has planned a series of programmes that would keep the art of India flying high.’