smooth sailing

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of smooth sailing

:easy progress without impediment or difficulty
  • After the mix-up was rectified, it was smooth sailing again.
  • —Mike Brown
  • He just kept talking and talking his nonstop sunny talk about what a great summer we were going to have and that he had tons of plans and that we would get caught up as father and son and soon all our rough past would be behind us and we would have nothing but smooth sailing for our future.
  • —Jack Ganto

First Known Use of smooth sailing

1824


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