Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

flying colors

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
plural noun
  1. flags or ensigns flown on a ship.
Idioms
  1. with flying colors, with an overwhelming victory, triumph, or success:He passed the test with flying colors.

Origin of flying colors

First recorded in 1600–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
  • About
  • Cookies, Terms, & Privacy
© 2018 Dictionary.com, LLC.