with flying colors
phrasal with complete or eminent success

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • with flying colors — {adv. phr.} With great or total success; victoriously. * /Tow finished the race with flying colors./ * /Mary came through the examination with flying colors./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • with flying colors — {adv. phr.} With great or total success; victoriously. * /Tow finished the race with flying colors./ * /Mary came through the examination with flying colors./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • with flying colors — with great success. She took a driving test and passed with flying colors. My brother always managed to get through his courses, although not always with flying colors. Etymology: based on the small and colorful flags flown (= hung in the wind)… …   New idioms dictionary

  • with flying colors — with great or total success I was able to pass my final exams with flying colors …   Idioms and examples

  • with flying colors — phrasal : eminently successful : victorious, undefeated, irreproachable * * * I see flying II with distinction Sylvia had passed her exams with flying colors * * * with flying colors see …   Useful english dictionary

  • with\ flying\ colors — adv. phr. With great or total success; victoriously. Tow finished the race with flying colors. Mary came through the examination with flying colors …   Словарь американских идиом

  • with flying colors — mod. flamboyantly; boldly. □ Heidi won first place with flying colors. □ Paul came home with flying colors after the match …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • with flying colors — adverb Extremely well; in an exceptional, noteworthy, or extraordinary manner. He passed the test with flying colors, as everyone expected …   Wiktionary

  • with flying colors — with excellency …   English contemporary dictionary

  • To come off with flying colors — Flying Fly ing, a. [From {Fly}, v. i.] Moving in the air with, or as with, wings; moving lightly or rapidly; intended for rapid movement. [1913 Webster] {Flying army} (Mil.) a body of cavalry and infantry, kept in motion, to cover its own… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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