Definition of flying adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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