come\ through\ with\ flying\ colors

• come off with flying colors
• come through with flying colors
v. phr.
To succeed; triumph.

John came off with flying colors in his final exams at college.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • come\ off\ with\ flying\ colors — • come off with flying colors • come through with flying colors v. phr. To succeed; triumph. John came off with flying colors in his final exams at college …   Словарь американских идиом

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