smooth sailing

smooth sailing
*clear sailing & *smooth sailing
Fig. a situation where progress is made without any difficulty. (*Typically: be \smooth sailing; have \smooth sailing.) •

Once you've passed that exam, it will be clear sailing to graduation.

Working there was not all smooth sailing. The boss had a very bad temper.

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Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • smooth sailing — american phrase progress of a plan without difficulty or problems Thesaurus: progress and developmentsynonym Main entry: smooth * * * smooth sailing see ↑sailing • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • smooth sailing — If something is smooth sailing, then you can progress without difficulty.  ( Plain sailing is also used.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • smooth sailing — See: PLAIN SAILING …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • smooth\ sailing — • plain sailing • smooth sailing n. phr. An uncomplicated, unhampered, or easy course. For a graduate of such a famous university as he was, that assignment was plain sailing …   Словарь американских идиом

  • smooth sailing —    If something is smooth sailing, then you can progress without difficulty.</p><p>( Plain sailing is an also used.)   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • smooth sailing — easy job, an operation that has no problems    After we paid the bank for our loan, it was smooth sailing …   English idioms

  • smooth sailing — Synonyms and related words: clarity, clear coast, clear road, ease, easiness, easy going, effortlessness, facileness, facility, freedom, highroad, intelligibility, lack of hindrance, plain sailing, plane sailing, royal road, simplicity, smooth… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • smooth sailing — American progress of a plan without difficulty or problems …   English dictionary

  • smooth sailing —  Without problems or restrictions …   American business jargon

  • smooth — smooth1 [ smuð ] adjective ** ▸ 1 even ▸ 2 well controlled ▸ 3 drink: not bitter ▸ 4 without problems ▸ 5 relaxed/confident 1. ) completely even with no rough areas or lumps: A baby s skin is as smooth as silk. ─ opposite ROUGH 2. ) a smooth ride …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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