banner, flag

1) to display, show the colors

2) to salute; troop the colors

3) to dip; haul down, strike the colors

4) college; regimental; school colors

armed forces

5) to be called to the colors


6) to show one's colors

7) one's true colors


8) to come through with flying colors ('to score an impressive success'); under false colors ('passing oneself off as another'); to ride under the colors of a certain stable

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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