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pass with flying colors

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pass with flying colors
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Date: Feb 09 2012

Themes: School

Quote

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“My therapist told me I passed with flying colors, but we’ll see how things go.”

- Actress Amanda Seyfried, talking about her mental health. (Glamour)

“我的医师告诉我测试顺利通过,但我们将看看情况如何发展。”
- 女演员阿曼达·塞弗里德 (Amanda Seyfried) 正在谈论她的精神健康状况。

Definition

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do extremely well; easily pass or succeed

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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When you take a test, it’s most important to pass, rather than fail. But if you can pass with flying colors, that’s even better.

The expression pass with flying colors used to be a sailing term. When one ship passed another, it would fly its flag, or colors, in order to identify itself. Only a pirate ship wouldn’t pass with flying colors.

These days, pass with flying colors is more often used to talk about the results of an exam. If you get an A+ on a test, you can say you passed with flying colors.

The actress Amanda Seyfried says that her therapist told her she passed with flying colors. She probably didn’t take an actual test, though. She just showed that she is psychologically healthy…or at least not crazy. And that’s a good thing. Nobody wants to get an “F” from their therapist. Not even pirates.

Have you ever passed a test with flying colors? What can you do to make sure you pass with flying colors?

Examples

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“Maggie studied hard for her biology test and passed with flying colors.”

“If I don’t pass my math final with flying colors, I might fail the course.”

“I asked my professor how I was doing in her class, and she said I would pass with flying colors if I kept up the good work.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

anges491 it means to do something with distinction, very well, with a very high grade.
by anges491
Quynh Mai to pass successfully
by Quynh Mai
It means that you pass something with great success.
by candycandice
dearpesar to pass an examination with a very high score or to complete a difficult activity very successfully
by dearpesar

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ola33

ola33

Japan

Timchangbest, I think we all have some bizarre habits that the outsider sometimes doubts if we’re normal or nuts. I think, weirdness makes us human as long as doesn’t harm others. So if it’s a cute little thing than we’ll pass with flying colors and can fly a kite… Yippee… :)

08:25 AM Feb 12 2012 |

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durnapinar

durnapinar

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

good expression

08:18 AM Feb 11 2012 |

simoroshka

simoroshka

Russian Federation

Such a beautiful expression! I imagine myself passing by with colurful flashes of light flying around me, like in best of happy dreams. 

10:51 AM Feb 10 2012 |

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snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Or Dr. Seuss


:)

07:51 AM Feb 10 2012 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

Snoopy, yes, just will write down all my fears to unload angs and the phrase will be complete, right up to the best of my abilities.


Or I’ll consult Dr. Beilock…;)

07:42 AM Feb 10 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Friendlover and Kropeczka, and anyone else


don’t let these folks intimidate you, if you have something to say , just say it…you don’t need their approval to join the tsunami of madness they flood the lessons with .


It’s a free world , and it’s English,baby


whooooah! hahah


:-)

07:23 AM Feb 10 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Ola333…good result, otherwise F


F isn’t so bad, It’s the First letter in “Flying Colors”, so If you’ve had  an F you’re on the right path, you just have to put in more effort next time to complete the phrase


;)


 

07:18 AM Feb 10 2012 |

Kropeczka

Kropeczka

Poland

Thx parion You are really nice :)


friendlover there is a hope for us Smile

12:00 AM Feb 10 2012 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Passed with flying colors! Wow, never happened to me. The main reason, I think, of all these tests is that they’re terrifying for students. I remember back in school, I was so scared when the teacher was scrolling down with her pen in her register… ’’aaaand, the next with his hooomework will beeee….” There was such a silence in the classroom, that you could hear the breathing of your classmates. All these experiences  were so nerve wracking that you literally couldn’t concentrate on the homework that you looked like didn’t do. But even if you knew the answer, all your horse power is aimed on mad heart racing and when you come out to the blackboard (we used to have ones), you were a total freak. The same with the tests. The only person I know who passed with the flying colors is the one who was completely avoid that test terrifying feeling. Only that attitude can get you a good result, otherwise… F :)

08:19 PM Feb 09 2012 |

friendlover

Turkey

Thanks Kropeczka, and thanks parion..


I’m sure it will be fun to catch this excellent group’s conversation. Thank’s God they won’t bite us as Anja said:))

07:59 PM Feb 09 2012 |

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cheer manal

Morocco

when i was student at university i passed with flying colors..i hope you will too!

02:26 PM Feb 09 2012 |

Kropeczka

Kropeczka

Poland

Vocalist? I can’t do it to the humanity but I can observe you and clap my hands to thank for your excellent music :)

01:40 PM Feb 09 2012 |

Kropeczka

Kropeczka

Poland

Thank you for the invitation but it seems like I’m ‘deaf’ so I can’t play any intrument and sing ;P 

01:14 PM Feb 09 2012 |

Kropeczka

Kropeczka

Poland

friendlover I have always the same feeling. Not only they are fast but also very good in those chats. I think we can only envy them :)

01:00 PM Feb 09 2012 |

friendlover

Turkey

Hi everybıdy, I cannot believe you..How you can be so fast like this. Two hous ago I was on this site and I saw 20 comments and after 2 hours, 224 commenst..And I lost this chat…Aparently I couldn’t pass this with flying colors..


Anyway, it was also nice to read your comments. I wish I could enough time to join you.

12:45 PM Feb 09 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

The rest of englih,baby members…. the stage is now yours


: )

11:50 AM Feb 09 2012 |

Fateme.A

Fateme.A

New Zealand

have a nice day or night


bye all

11:50 AM Feb 09 2012 |

Fateme.A

Fateme.A

New Zealand

The problem is that I’m not as good as you in English. But I will be ;)

11:47 AM Feb 09 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

This wrecking-train is always at full steam


:)


welcome aboard!!!


 

11:45 AM Feb 09 2012 |

Fateme.A

Fateme.A

New Zealand

It was good.


At first I didn’t know how to start. But I got better.


Thank you all.


I had nice hours here :)

11:45 AM Feb 09 2012 |

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