pass (something) with flying colours

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pass (something) with flying colours

To win, achieve, or accomplish something exceptionally well or very successfully. Said especially of a test, examination, or training of some kind. Primarily heard in UK. Samantha was rather nervous taking her final exam, but she passed with flying colours! Your brother passed his apprenticeship with flying colours. He'll be a master builder in no time!
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THE FIRST graduates of a groundbreaking pilot course in Wrexham are celebrating having passed with flying colours.
Given his injury concerns last season, Crowley underwent a full medical which he passed with flying colours and Horgan snapped him up.
VERDICT: PILING INTO any chippy during a quiet mid evening on a dark night is always a good test of its credentials - and one that this shop passed with flying colours.
But Kelly certainly rose to her own personal challenge and passed with flying colours.
As the fans at the Riverside willed on a second-half England fight-back, it was a magnificent evening for Teesside on and off the pitches and it passed with flying colours.
Dubai: UAE students who sat for Kerala's Grade 10 exams this year have passed with flying colours, achieving an impressive 98.
In a match billed as their first real test of the season, they passed with flying colours against a Bromsgrove side protecting a proud home record.
TEN off-licences in Weardale, County Durham, visited during an operation targeting the sale of alcohol and other goods to under-age children passed with flying colours.
Director Ian Gibson added: "I'm very proud of the fitters, who all passed with flying colours.
Other students, who passed with flying colours were Business Studies students Imterun Nahar Reshmi, who scored a GPA of 4.
He has now received his results - and passed with flying colours.
West Midlands Ambulance Service Community Response Manager for Coventry and Warwickshire Ian Inglesant said: "Catherine was a fantastic candidate on the course and passed with flying colours.
Her current pal, Spanish model Andre Velencoso, 32, appears to have passed with flying colours.
However, we were told that he passed with flying colours," Contactmusic quoted him as saying.
Kaka underwent various tests at the Sanitas La Moraleja Hospital, which he passed with flying colours according to the club's medical team.