sail through


: to move or proceed through in an easy, quick, and smooth way
The ball sailed through the open window.
The bill sailed through the legislature with only token opposition.
She sailed through the exam/course.

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“Sail through.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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