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Synonyms for highflier

a person of great ability and ambition

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Former Tory high-flier Michael Portillo has been lined up to speak at the annual dinner of Cardiff Chamber of Commerce.
PATSY Kensit's a high-flier in the world of soap now.
HIGH-FLIER Greg Gasson loves hanging out in his spare time.
Mind you, on the other tables were Mick Jagger, Gwen Stefani, and hubby Gavin Rossdale, actor Kevin Spacey, highstreet high-flier Sir Philip Green, F1 billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, Eddie Jordan, and legendary Vogue editrix Anna Wintour.
WHEN it comes to action, actress Angelina Jolie is a real high-flier.
The 41-year-old high-flier was already the first woman in the country to become a Detective Chief Inspector.
BRITAIN'S bosses don't rate Hague, with one high-flier even saying he wouldn't buy tile grout from the Tory leader.
SHE may be a Hollywood high-flier worth pounds 20million but Gwyneth Paltrow appears to have adopted the fashion of the street.
Yesterday, Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard that "high-flier" McGeady did debt-collection work for Aberdeen District Council and was paid pounds 18,000 a year.
They fear job losses if he is replaced by ambitious BMW high-flier Dr Wolfgang Reitzle.
The remaining Premier Division sides are on League Cup or Bill Gardner Cup duty, Newcastle University hosting First Division high-fliers Newcastle Chemfica in the former while Rutherford travel to Wallsend Boys and there is an all-Premier clash at Birtley as they welcome Northbank.
However, the real shock result came as struggling Dinas thumped high-fliers Hussars 5-2.
ENGLAND Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce will turn to Roy Hodgson in the hope of calling on "high-fliers" such as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Blues goalkeeper Jack Butland for next month's Euro 2013 playof f.
About 150 high-fliers were invited to apply for 40 places to train as a teacher.
The Mikes, who defeated Lye Town in the quarter-finals, will visit the West Midlands League Premier Division high-fliers Wednesfield in the New Year.