flying colours


flying colours
«Летящие цвета». Сдать экзамен или достигнуть чего-либо with flying colours означает сделать это триумфально, блестяще, победоносно. Раньше, когда боевой корабль выходил из боя победителем, его «цвета», т. е. флаги, гордо развевались высоко на центральной мачте. А корабль, потерпевший поражение или готовый признать своё поражение, наоборот, приспускал свои флаги.

My daughter took mathematics, English and art and came through in all three with flying colours. — Моя дочь изучала математику, английский и историю искусства и сдала все три предмета блестяще.


English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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  • flying colours — noun complete success they passed inspection with flying colors • Syn: ↑flying colors • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hypernyms: ↑success * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • flying colours — n. BE AE spelling flying colors = success to come through with flying colours …   Combinatory dictionary

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  • With flying colours — A ship in harbor, flying its flags. With flying colours is a popular proverbial phrase of the English language. The phrase s origins relate to ship flags. Contents 1 History …   Wikipedia

  • with flying colours — With distinction or brilliance • • • Main Entry: ↑colour * * * with flying colours phrase very successfully They both passed with flying colours. Thesaurus: successfulsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • with flying colours (colors) —    If you pass something with flying colours (colors), you pass easily, with a very high mark or grade.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    To achieve something with flying colours means to do it very successfully.     My daughter passed the… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • come through with flying colours — come through/pass with flying colours British & Australian, American & Australian to pass an examination with a very high score or to complete a difficult activity very successfully. She took her university entrance exam in December and passed… …   New idioms dictionary

  • come pass with flying colours — come through/pass with flying colours British & Australian, American & Australian to pass an examination with a very high score or to complete a difficult activity very successfully. She took her university entrance exam in December and passed… …   New idioms dictionary

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