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English definition of “with flying colours”

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with flying colours

C1 UK ( US with flying colors) If you do something such as pass an exam with flying colours, you do it very successfully.
Translations of “with flying colours”
in Chinese (Traditional) 成績優異地, 出色地…
in Russian блестяще…
in Turkish büyük bir başarıyla…
in Chinese (Simplified) 成绩优异地, 出色地…
in Polish w pięknym stylu…
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