clear sailing


: 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.

Examples of clear sailing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Interstate 91 was clear sailing, but I-93, which comes up from the Boston area was already quite congested before 10 a.m. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2024 Then Zakreski blows by two Silvertips for clear sailing to the goal, even absorbing a late trip from Olen Zellweger. Dylan Bumbarger, oregonlive, 24 Nov. 2022 The days of clear sailing and easy living are over for Maersk, but with a solid base of long-term contracts and customers who may still be skittish on supply-chain security, the company also holds a lot of cards. Megha Mandavia, WSJ, 2 Nov. 2022 The pass from Huskies quarterback Michael Penix deflected off the helmet of an offensive lineman and right into the hands of Clark who had clear sailing. Michelle Gardner, The Arizona Republic, 10 Oct. 2022 Does that mean clear sailing for Jonathan? al, 11 May 2022 Martinez jumped a short pass route and had nothing but clear sailing on his way to the score. John Peery,, 19 Nov. 2021 Robinson had clear sailing to the end zone with only one tackler to beat. oregonlive, 14 Aug. 2021 The connection to Windsor and eventually to Wethersfield will create bridge access to South Windsor and Glastonbury, meaning bicycle commuters from all of those towns will have clear sailing to downtown Hartford. Tom Condon,, 19 July 2021

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“Clear sailing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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