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clear sailing

Describing a situation that is free of obstacles or challenges, especially after obstacles or challenges have been overcome. We should be there soon—now that we're past the traffic jam, it should be clear sailing from here on out.
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*clear sailing

 and *smooth sailing
Fig. a situation where progress is made without any difficulty. (*Typically: be ~; have ~.) Once you've passed that exam, it will be clear sailing to graduation. Working there was not all smooth sailing. The boss had a very bad temper.
See also: clear, sailing

clear sailing

mod. easy; easy going. It’ll be clear sailing from now on.
See also: clear, sailing
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It appears there is clear sailing for the next several months for paper stock markets.
No community worth its humanity will have clear sailing all the time.
Ashton concedes that it will not be all clear sailing ahead.
While the current real estate investment environment is anything but clear sailing, new independent research conducted by Real Estate Research Corporation (RERC) indicates investors find real estate appealing due to falling stock prices and lack of investor trust in the financial markets.
But it should be clear sailing now after this wonderful news.
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Oregon has clean waters -- there may even be value-added and brand-building benefits out of an Oregon "certified purity" program -- and clear sailing.
So why the continued embargo on Cuba alongside the clear sailing for China?
Although several economic indicators are distinctly encouraging, this is not to say that we have clear sailing ahead.
However, there is no clear sailing or safe harbor on this point.
After six years of clear sailing on the BE 100s and two years of struggling to keep his shipbuilding and repair company afloat, David Lloyd is looking to set out his sails once again.
While it is not yet clear sailing, the ongoing changes in demographics and in the profession should mitigate today's difficulties in identifying, attracting and recruiting the best candidates.
After almost being gummed to pulp in the No-Molar Morass, you see clear sailing almost to the horizon.