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Might one pass with those standards kept up? (6,7)


I believe the answer is:

flying colours

'might one pass with those' is the definition.
(as in the phrase 'to pass with flying colours')

I don't understand the rest of the clue.

(Other definitions for flying colours that I've seen before include "Conspicuous success", "With which the triumphant succeed", "Symbol of great success".)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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