QOTD - Idioms and Phrases - To come off with flying colours
2019-08-20 | Abhilash Singh
Direction: Select the most appropriate meaning of the idiom/ phrase.
To come off with flying colours.
A. Be happy
B. Be colourful
C. To throw colours in the sky
D. Be highly successful
The idiom, “to come off with flying colours” means to be highly successful, which is option D.
All the other options are incorrect and can, therefore, be eliminated.
Let us see the use of the idiom in question with a set of examples:
“He studied very hard for the exams and when the results were announced, he came off with flying colours.”
“Rajesh came off with flying colours in his IIT exam and got admission in one of the best engineering colleges in India.”
Hence, D is the correct answer.
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