Thesaurus / flying colors
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He did not enter with flying colors, for Joe was no great scholar, but he was by no means at the foot of the ladder.

Baseball Joe at YaleLester Chadwick

Master Ned got passed with flying colors, and confirmed lieutenant besides, but he had to wait for a ship.

At another time she distinguished herself in camp by a quarrel with one of the trappers, in which she came off with flying colors.

You have missed only one question, and you go in with flying colors.

Helen Grant's SchooldaysAmanda M. Douglas

Both he and Roger learned rapidly, and at the end of the required time both passed their final examinations with flying colors.

Dave Porter and His DoubleEdward Stratemeyer

Soldiers, with flying colors and glittering bayonets, lined the roads through which they passed.

Hans Andersen's Fairy TalesHans Christian Andersen

We have paid up our debts, and we got out of Oklahoma with flying colors.

Tzaneen was very cordial and assured us that we had come through our sanctification with flying colors.

Adventures in SwazilandOwen Rowe O'Neil

The posse, which had left Williamson the previous morning with flying colors and full of hope, was now decimated.

There's some vile plot laid against Howard, but if he doesn't come clean out of it with flying colors, call me a simpleton.

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