To Pass with Flying Colours (Origin)

What Is the Origin of the Saying "To Pass with Flying Colours"?

To pass with flying colours means to pass with distinction. This term has a nautical history. It derives from when ships would return home with their "colours" (another word for flags) flying to show they had been victorious.



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