colours

colours
n.
banner, flag

1) to display, show the colours

2) to salute; troop the colours

3) to dip; haul down, strike the colours

4) college; regimental; school colours

armed forces

5) to be called to the colours

character

6) to show one's colours

7) one's true colours

misc.

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

* * *
haul down
regimental
school colours
show the colours
strike the colours
to ride under the colours of a certain stable
troop the colours
under false colours ('passing oneself off as another')
one's true colours
t ['armed forces'] o be called to the colours
t ['banner, flag'] o display
t ['character'] o show one's colours
to dip
to salute
t ['misc. '] o come through with flying colours ('to score an impressive success')

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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