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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Abhilash Singh

Joined On : 08-Aug-19

Abhilash is an academician with keen interests in the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics and Astronomy. He writes to help readers lucidly understand the topic. Being active in the domain of competitive exams, he helps students by providing the latest and relevant update and knowledge of the subjects. He is a postgraduate of Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University, USA.



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