smooth as silk

smooth as silk

Lacking impediments or obstacles, unhindered, as in The negotiations went smooth as silk. This simile alludes to the slippery quality of silk. [c. 1900] Also see smooth sailing.
See also: silk, smooth
References in classic literature ?
When he had done James stepped up and felt me over, as if he thought I could not be thoroughly done, but he found my coat as clean and smooth as silk.
BUMP In September SMOOTH AS SILK Cream bra, pounds 28, lace knickers, pounds 12, suspender belt, pounds 16, @ Boux Avenue.
That turbo engine is smooth as silk, sounds delicious when pressed and is still reasonably economical.
Connections of Smooth As Silk, who makes his hurdling bow in the 2m mares' novice hurdle at Catterick this afternoon (3.
With a 4X scope, it will group into two inches at 100 yards and the action is as smooth as silk.
You expect smooth as silk vocals with a saxophone solo from the smooth operator, but it's nothing of the kind.
This property management business is running smooth as silk.
When you wake up, your hands will be as smooth as silk.
His barrel roll was smooth as silk; I follow with two of my own -- less than smooth as silk.
The CVT transmission is smooth as silk and very efficient.
He's 23 years old, smooth as silk, and big trouble.
But, mysteriously-Mr rather, not mysteriously-Northern European roads are usually as smooth as silk.
court), and off the court, NBA Ballers is smooth as silk.
Smooth as Silk SILK HALL landed a gamble in the 1m6f handicap at Wolverhampton yesterday, having been backed at an initial high of 6 on Betfair before trading around 2.
4mpg, the gearbox in auto mode is smooth as silk and used manually it is rapid fire - although it will leave you wondering why there are eight gears.