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    Unhappy Flying colors

    Hi. There is a test with 30 questions. A man answers 29 correctly. Can I say that he passed the test with flying colors? Or he has to answer all of the 30 questions to pass with flying colors? Maybe it sounds like nitpicking, but I need the info for a project of mine. Thanks.

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    Re: Flying colors

    Quote Originally Posted by Idiomaticus View Post
    Hi. There is a test with 30 questions. A man answers 29 correctly. Can I say that he passed the test with flying colors? Or he has to answer all of the 30 questions to pass with flying colors? Maybe it sounds like nitpicking, but I need the info for a project of mine. Thanks.
    According to this very website, you can use it for scoring 29/30:

    With flying colours (colors) - Idiom Definition - UsingEnglish.com

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