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with flying colors

Cliché easily and excellently. John passed his geometry test with flying colors. Sally qualified for the race with flying colors.
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with flying colors

with great success She took a driving test and passed with flying colors. My brother always managed to get through his courses, although not always with flying colors.
Etymology: based on the small and colorful flags flown (hung in the wind) on boats and ships in a race or when coming into port
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with flying colors

mod. flamboyantly; boldly. Paul came home with flying colors after the match.
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with flying colors

With complete or outstanding success: passed the exam with flying colors.
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Internet Safari" passed the evaluation for ICCS(TM) Certification under the iWatchDog(TM) Program with flying colors.
The FAA scrutinized the CRJ-700 and our operation of it from top to bottom, and the aircraft and our employees passed with flying colors.
The system passed with flying colors, which proves that the architecture and design are well-suited for discerning carriers and service providers.
Internet-Based Payment Terminal Passes Tests for Texas EBT Program -- Devices Will Support Nation's Largest EBT System -- Hypercom Corp's (NYSE: HYC) browser-based, consumer interactive ePic ICE 5500 card payment terminal passed State of Texas tests with flying colors.
Gonzalez, Engineering Manager of CNC, said, "We tested the P-Com system according to our national procedures and it passed with flying colors.
It passed with flying colors, and we are now in the process of moving to the second stage of prototype productions.
Every time a customer brings us a project in a rare language, I think of it as another test of our resourcefulness and I am glad to say that we have passed each of those tests with flying colors.
I'm happy to say we passed the most important test of the evening with flying colors," said John Fowler, executive vice president/technical operations and system control.