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be plain sailing

To be smooth, uninterrupted, and/or easy, especially as of progress, travel, or development. Now that we've gotten that problem figured out, the project should be plain sailing from here on! We've got about 13 hours of driving ahead of us, but it looks like most of it is plain sailing.
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be (all) plain ˈsailing

(American English also be clear ˈsailing) be simple and free from trouble: Life with him isn’t all plain sailing, you know.She answered the first question well and from then on it was all plain sailing.
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Paul is hugely proud of his pitches at the club, but it has not all been plain sailing.
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Sunday's penultimate leg should have been plain sailing for the leading three teams.
The leg, which takes in some of the scenic backdrops on the Tour, should have been plain sailing for the leading three teams.
The 26-year-old joined from Plymouth just over three years ago but his time at St Mary's has not always been plain sailing but this season he has now become an integral part of the team.
And it's been plain sailing for Isaac Marsh and Sally Ratcliffe to beat off the competition to join national and regional squads.
The ex-Wigan man started just three Premier League games last season after a frustrating spell of injuries, but admits it has not all been plain sailing at St James' Park.
Lee says it has not all been plain sailing, though.
Full Monty actor Hugo's lovelife hasn't been plain sailing either.
John Prescott may be hoping to float back into office through his Hull seat but during a visit to Worcestershire he revealed that everything in his life had not been plain sailing.
It's been plain sailing, with Celtic storming to a 13-point lead over Rangers.
But the Killie ace, who signed a three-year deal on Friday, admits it hasn't all been plain sailing.
The American millionaire set off from St Louis on Wednesday and so far the trip has been plain sailing.
It has certainly not been plain sailing for the Blundellsands club but they have pulled through when it mattered much to the delight of director of rugby Jan Van Deventer.