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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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House Bill 1354, a "small employer disability insurance availability act," was considered to have clear sailing through the waters of the state Capitol.
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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.
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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.
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Except for five short detours where road and bridge construction continues at arroyo crossings, Sunset reporters found the 48 miles clear sailing in late December.
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The Ducks, who were expected to have clear sailing toward a second consecutive NCAA indoor crown, have come back to the pack after junior distance runner Alex Kosinski was scratched from the meet on Wednesday with a "stress reaction" in her lower back.
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Obama and Clinton continue to beat each other up in the national campaign, with no clear winner apparent at this writing, Senator McCain has clear sailing, and national polls indicate he is in a tight race with either potential candidate.