flying colors


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fly′ing col′ors


n.pl.
outstanding success; triumph.
[1700–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flying colors - complete success; "they passed inspection with flying colors"
success - an attainment that is successful; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST - A second rain-related landslide near Pyramid Lake, the site of a 126,000-gallon oil spill in March, tested the strength of a replacement pipeline and it passed with flying colors.
An excellent dessert cookbook filled with recipes that survive the test of time with flying colors.
Fitted with side curtain and seat-mounted airbags, it passed with flying colors.
The Flying Colors Art Group is holding its annual art show to benefit the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) October 26 and 27 at the Montgomery School in Chester Springs.
The rest of the book describes how Da, supported by his family, turned his life around by studying diligently and passing the college entrance exam with flying colors.
Levy scouted recruits at AOL, Prodigy and CompuServe before eventually discovering a "happy-go-lucky-type guy" from Apple, who withstood a four-hour grilling by venture capitalists with flying colors.
The young New York money manager passes with flying colors, but of course the credit report is color blind.
The Flying Colors Art Group is holding its annual art show to benefit the PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) October 27 and 28 at the Montgomery School in Chester Springs.
Within the month, Jakks will begin shipping cosmetics, body gels, stationery, binders and other school and beauty supplies, from its Flying Colors line tied to the reality show, whose much-awaited second season kicked off this week.
Flying Colors is immediately available in Macintosh format at most computer retail stores and mass merchants nationwide for approximately $40; it will begin shipping in Windows and CD-ROM formats before the end of the year.
Wasabi comes through with flying colors - both on its fancy menu, and in reality.