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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Dancers have passed with flying colours after being put to the test.
This boy has been vet checked and passed with flying colours. He is more than happy to be handled by strangers and was a good lad throughout his vet visit.
The sportscotland School Sport Award is given for innovation and achievement in delivering school sport and 24 schools in Clackmannanshire have passed with flying colours.
Ellie Rose sat three practicals and two theory exams in the space of just eight weeks and passed with flying colours.
Pc Mark Pc West said: "She has been an absolute superstar and has passed with flying colours.
"My education has always been a big deal to me, and my two sisters were naturally clever and passed with flying colours - but I needed to do a bit more revision.
A gentleman living in a small village about 15 kms from Mingora has passed with flying colours giving a lesson in honesty and trust.
I'm pleased to report he passed with flying colours which is a good thing given he may have to resuscitate himself if I do indeed kill him before the week is out.
A quality team like Bo'ness was a test but they passed with flying colours" Elsewhere in the Super League, Kieran Anderson grabbed a double on his debut as Broxburn held Penicuik to a 2-2 draw.
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.
Dubai: UAE students who sat for Kerala's Grade 10 exams this year have passed with flying colours, achieving an impressive 98.8 per cent pass rate, according to results announced by the Kerala Education Board on Wednesday.
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."