Pass with flying colours


Explanation: What is an idiom?

To pass a test easily, with no problem.

Context:

"Here he is, King of the Road. What can I get you George?"

"Usual please Bert, I'm feeling rather pleased with myself."

"So, how did it go then?"

"Well, it was a tricky exam. To be a fully registered car mechanic is no cakewalk, I can tell you."

"So you've said. I presume, from the idiotic grin on your face, that you passed."

"With flying colours, mate."

"Congratulations! Here, get this down you."

"Cheers. I can't stay long. I've got to get the bus back home."

"Bus? What's wrong with your car?"

"Oh I don't know. It just doesn't work. The thingamabob doesn't go and the oojamaflip is all wrong."

Notes:

In military parades, the soldiers would pass by the general or king with their flags raised high. These flags were often called the regimental colours. As these colours were raised, they would move in the wind, or fly.

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