William: Hi I'm William and welcome to Authentic Real English.
Feifei: And I'm Feifei.
William: Feifei I'm going to set you up on a date.
Feifei: What?! Where did that come from?
William: Listen, I've got the perfect guy for you!
William: Come on Feifei!
High-flyers earn a lot of money and can buy expensive cars
William: He's tall, some might say handsome, he has an excellent job, with an amazing car! He even owns his own flat in the City. So he's a bit of a high-flyer.
Feifei: High-flyer? Is he on airplanes a lot or something?!
William: No that's not what I meant. He's a high-flyer, meaning he's very successful.
Feifei: A high-flyer 的意思是形容一个人事业非常成功。
A: How's Claire getting on?
B: Doing really well. She's turning out to be a real high-flyer.
A: Mark has been very successful. He's already one of the youngest people in a management role in the company.
B: Mark? Really? I never expected him to be a high-flyer!
William: High-flyer can also been used as an adjective: high-flying.
Feifei: High-flyer 这个短语的形容词性是 high-flying. 我们来听例句。
A: There are a lot of high-flying bankers in that part of town.
B: A lot of my school friends have become high-flying doctors.
William: So Feifei, are you going to go on a date with this high-flying friend of mine?
Feifei: No way.
William: Come on... David will be really disappointed...
Feifei: David? You mean, that friend you brought along to the work dinner last week?
William: Yes, that's the one.
Feifei: Well, you should have said!