Definition of high finance in US English:

high finance


  • Financial transactions involving large amounts of money.

    ‘the world of high finance’
    • ‘Developers, on the other hand, have years and years of experience in the world of high finance.’
    • ‘The world of high finance, it seems, is too complicated for the average punter on a jury to understand - even though the intricacies of DNA testing are deemed to be within anybody's grasp.’
    • ‘One line of defense is likely to be that while these deals may sound fraudulent to unsophisticated outsiders, they are actually standard transactions in high finance.’
    • ‘When it comes to amassing a fortune, you don't have to understand high finance.’
    • ‘The lid was lifted on the cut-throat world of high finance in America by Tom Wolfe in his 1987 satire The Bonfire of the Vanities.’


high finance

/hī ˈfīˌnans/