without a hitch

without a hitch

Fig. with no problem(s). Everything went off without a hitch. We hoped the job would go off without a hitch.
See also: hitch, without

without a hitch

mod. with no problem(s). Everything went off without a hitch.
See also: hitch, without
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His idea of bringing the Emersons to Windy Corner struck her as decidedly good, and she carried through the negotiations without a hitch.
Complicated as it was, it was carried through without a hitch, and as a very creditable achievement it cheered us on in our work.
Yes, it must have been the third, for I remember that it was boldly planned and that it was carried out without a hitch.
He had, in truth, drunk very little--not a fourth of the quantity which a systematic tippler could carry to church on a Sunday afternoon without a hitch in his eastings of genuflections; but the weakness of Sir John's constitution made mountains of his petty sins in this kind.
We'll make the police post some time this afternoon, and we've got to get ready to pull the bluff without a hitch, and a word to the wise is plenty.
It by no means follows that because a man is a sexton, and constantly surrounded by the emblems of mortality, therefore he should be a morose and melancholy man; your undertakers are the merriest fellows in the world; and I once had the honour of being on intimate terms with a mute, who in private life, and off duty, was as comical and jocose a little fellow as ever chirped out a devil-may-care song, without a hitch in his memory, or drained off a good stiff glass without stopping for breath.
uk/rememberwhen A HOSPITAL BREAKOUT: An ingenious breakout plan at St Luke's Hospital in Middlesbrough passed off without a hitch in September 1987.
While 99% of all contests, banquets, meetings, and related efforts will go off without a hitch, it will take only one mistake to bring on an avalanche of criticism and complaints.
As the clocks turned over to the next year, 23 radar, telemetry and range data systems continued tracking the plane without a hitch.