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flying colors

noun
1.
overwhelming victory; triumph; success:
He passed the test with flying colors.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for flying colors
  • 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.
  • So it seems to me that there is a specific school of economics that has come through this crisis with flying colors.
  • The benchmark dishes come through with flying colors.
  • Even the bouillabaisse comes through with flying colors.
Slang definitions & phrases for flying colors

flying colors

Related Terms

with flying colors


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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