flying colors

noun
overwhelming victory; triumph; success: He passed the test with flying colors.

Origin:
1700–10

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Example sentences
Not only did the gamers tackle the puzzle, but they solved it with flying
  colors.
We'll explore how they do that amazing transformation from caterpillars to
  flying colors.
The communities involved came through with flying colors when asked for their
  involvement.
Our district always has met state and local standards with flying colors.
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