flying colours


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flying colours

pl n
conspicuous success; triumph: he passed his test with flying colours.
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Noun1.flying colours - 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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I boxed, swam, sailed, rode horses, lived in the open an arrantly healthful life, and passed life insurance examinations with flying colours. In its inception, now that I look back upon it, this need for alcohol was a mental need, a nerve need, a good- spirits need.
And though I was a good deal puffed up with my adventures and with having come off, as the saying is, with flying colours; yet he soon had me on my knees beside a simple, poor old man, and both proud and glad to be there.
So I came off with flying colours, though from an affair in which I was at the very brink of destruction.
Summary: Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) [India], July 22 (ANI): After Chandrayaan 2 was successfully injected into the orbit, ISRO chief K Sivan on Monday announced that the Indian space agency had bounced back with "flying colours" after a snag stalled the mission on July 15.
Next up is the flame test and the smartphone passes this test with flying colours. While we have seen pixels on the flagship phone's display die when put through this test, the OnePlus 7 Pro impressed us as nothing happened when it was subjected to an open flame for about a minute.
PSF Game Development Officer, Squadron Leader Aamir Iqbal said the federation had conducted trials and both Tayyab and Asim after coming out with flying colours. He said Zahir Shah is the reserve player as Asian Squash Federation has given two slots to each country and upon availability of slots the reserve player would also play the championship.
Gulf News' Flying Colours competition, in association with Emirates Airline, closed earlier this month Image Credit: Supplied
Hardly few hundred candidates pass this prestigious CSS exam with flying colours.
Pc Mark Pc West said: "She has been an absolute superstar and has passed with flying colours.
We, the voters who gave respect to the democratic system, wish Imran Khan all the best for a favourable, prosperous performance and are looking up to the new government to pass the trial with flying colours. It will indeed not be a bed of roses.
DONALD Trump, the most powerful man in the Western world, passed his physical medical with flying colours last week.
Richie Ramsay insists he's coming through his Open test with flying colours. The Aberdeen ace is just outside of the top 10 after a fighting third-round 70.