with flying colors

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - with flying colors

"with flying colors"

easily and excellently;

with complete success


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - with flying colors

Two students are talking ...

Student 1:  How did you do on the exam?

Student 2:  I got a ninety-eight percent and it seemed pretty easy.

Student 1:  Of course you were going to pass with flying colors.  You are very intelligent and studied very hard.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - with flying colors

Two managers are talking ...

Manager 1:  How is Roberta doing with that sales pitch for our potentially biggest customer?

Manager 2:  She's working on it.

Manager 1:  The pitch is scheduled for tomorrow.

Manager 2:  Don't worry. Roberta is fantastic. She will come through with flying colors. We'll make the sale, no problem.

with flying colors - Usage:


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with flying colors - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for with flying colors.

with flying colors - Examples:

1)  ... the night maintenance when our store came under national inspection and we passed with flying colors. I rocked at my job and that really did a lot to boost my ...

2)  I've just passed an exam with flying colors. I've always counted myself lucky.

3)  ... their surgery, and then there are others like me that pulled through with flying colors.

4)  It made predictions, data came in, and inflation has come through with flying colors.

5)  He did a great job on the conditioning test. He passed with flying colors. He was able to overcome that injury. He's back to being healthy ...

6)  You can come through the vocabulary section of the SAT with flying colors if you can prepare for the test by grouping words into logical clusters.

7)  The overwhelming majority of students pass state exams with flying colors, and 82 percent graduate within four years.

8)  And that you passed the test. You passed it with flying colors.

9)  ... they could achieve. Any test you gave them, they could pass with flying colors

10)  Good news: even if you didn't pass math with flying colors, the package will usually do the work for you.

11)  ... know you will be alright and you will come through this new challenge with flying colors.

12)  We put the new programmer though her paces, and she passed with flying colors.

13)  But I'd passed the placement process with flying colors, because I'd honestly provided the information that the test needed in order to ...

14)  I know that you will succeed with flying colors.

15)  ... markets seized up, but the world's stock markets actually came through with flying colors.

16)  I had my 60 day review on Thursday and I passed with Flying colors. I really REALLY love working for this pediatricians office.

17)  You can test every one of the boot processes and pass with flying colors and still not successfully boot the computer.

18)  But I graduated with flying colors and a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology so I must have made most of ...

19)  ... three weeks of scrupulous recruitment procedures, wherein she passed a background check with flying colors.

20)  These programs are setup for students to pass with flying colors. That's the thing, keeping students enrolled and in these bogus classes to ...