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with flying colors

Definition of with flying colors

  1. :  with complete or great success <She passed the exam with flying colors.> <They came through the ordeal with flying colors.>



Word by Word Definitions

flying
  1. :  moving or capable of moving in the air

    :  moving or made by moving rapidly

    :  very brief

  1. :  travel by air

    :  the operation of an aircraft or spacecraft

colorplay colors
  1. :  a phenomenon of light (as red, brown, pink, or gray) or visual perception that enables one to differentiate otherwise identical objects

    :  the aspect of the appearance of objects and light sources that may be described in terms of hue, lightness, and saturation for objects and hue, brightness, and saturation for light sources

    :  a specific combination of hue, saturation, and lightness or brightness

  1. :  to give color to

    :  to change the color of (as by dyeing, staining, or painting)

    : :  to change as if by dyeing or painting: as


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