smooth sailing

Definition of smooth sailing

chiefly US

  1. :  easy progress without difficulties :  progress that is not blocked by anything Her time at college wasn't all smooth sailing.

Word by Word Definitions

smoothplay
  1. :  having a continuous even surface

    :  being the representation of a function with a continuous first derivative

    :  having or being a short even coat of hair — compare rough, wirehaired

  1. :  to make smooth

    :  to free from what is harsh or disagreeable :  polish

    :  soothe

  1. :  a smooth part

    :  the act of smoothing

    :  a smoothing implement

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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