Definition of flying adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

flying

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈflaɪɪŋ//
 
[only before noun]
 
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  •  able to fly flying insects
  • Idioms
    with flying colors
     
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    very well; with a very high grade She passed the course with flying colors. In the past, a ship returned to port after a victory in battle decorated with flags (= colors).
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: flying