smooth sailing

smooth sailing

Easy progress, as in We had a hard time setting up the new computer system but it'll be smooth sailing from here on . The smooth in this idiom alludes to calm waters, free from big waves or roughness, a usage dating from the late 1300s. The transfer to other kinds of easy progress dates from the second half of the 1900s. Also see plain sailing.
See also: sailing, smooth
References in classic literature ?
If indeed it were Lucille who had braved all and come to him the way before them might still be smooth sailing.
He said arrangements in this connection have already been completed for the smooth sailing of the Championship.
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According to the statement, PTI was all set to challenge PML-N in the constituency and will not allow the ruling party smooth sailing there.
The citizens have demanded of the government to immediately induct heads of educational institutes particularly universities in federal capital to ensure smooth sailing of education system in them.
Angie Rice, 56, Into university worker from Elswick in Newcastle, said: "Mine have always been smooth sailing and I hope when I go to Benidorm next week it is.
It has taken us too long to arrive at this stage but it is essential to say that it was worthwhile to sort out an avalanche of barriers in the first place to ensure smooth sailing of this major project.
The trial continues and both Ahmed Ezz and Zeina aren't having a smooth sailing in court this week.
This means that it will be a smooth sailing for Maitreyan.
However, it hasn't been all smooth sailing for the no frills airline in the region.
He made a smooth sailing to the office by securing 35 votes while his rival, Raja Farooq Haider; a PML-N nominee bagged 11 votes.
But once I reached the road it was smooth sailing as my car whizzed along the bridge and within five minutes, I reached the service road that connects to Emirates Road.
Cynthia Nixon added: "It hasn't always been smooth sailing but the idea that we're somehow adversarial is ludicrous.
But, it was not all smooth sailing for the centre, which had to overcome heavy criticism over incorporating the pub's name; "The Saracen's Head" into St Nicolas Place.
At least one entrepreneur sees smooth sailing ahead--in timeshares.