clear sailing

Definition of clear sailing

US

  1. :  easy progress :  progress that is not blocked by anything <Now that the permit has been approved, we expect to have clear sailing from here on.>

Word by Word Definitions

clearplay
  1. :  bright, luminous

    :  cloudless

    :  less than one-tenth covered

  1. :  in a clear manner

    :  all the way

  1. :  to make clear or translucent

    :  to free from pollution or cloudiness

    :  to free from accusation or blame :  exonerate, vindicate

  1. :  a clear space or part

    :  a high arcing shot over an opponent's head in badminton

sailingplay
  1. :  the technical skill of managing a ship :  navigation

    :  the method of determining the course to be followed to reach a given point

    :  the sport of handling or riding in a sailboat


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