Definition of Flying colours
1. Noun. Complete success. "They passed inspection with flying colors"
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Literary usage of Flying colours
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1. Local Records; Or, Historical Register of Remarkable Events, which Have by John Latimer (1857)
"The first vessel which entered the dock was the brig Thomas Rowell, and her entrance was effected with flying colours and numerous salutes of cannon, ..."
2. The Humourist's Own Book: A Cabinet of Original and Selected Anecdotes, Bon by Author of The young man's own book (1836)
"flying colours. Two gentlemen were at a coffee-house, when the discourse fell upon Sir Joshua Reynolds's painting; one of them said, ..."