be plain sailing

be plain sailing

To be smooth, uninterrupted, and/or easy, especially as of progress, travel, or development. Now that we've gotten that problem figured out, the project should be plain sailing from here on! We've got about 13 hours of driving ahead of us, but it looks like most of it is plain sailing.
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be (all) plain ˈsailing

(American English also be clear ˈsailing) be simple and free from trouble: Life with him isn’t all plain sailing, you know.She answered the first question well and from then on it was all plain sailing.
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But it won't be plain sailing and the policy of multiple picks in the big handicaps can pay off.
However, after a disappointing season last year, I don't think anyone expected everything to be plain sailing straight away.
PROVIDING first class customer service should be plain sailing for Coventry-born Greg Irish who has joined forces with Sean Doyle to launch a new estate agency in the city.
Achieving this will not be plain sailing, and much innovative and radical thinking will be required, including being prepared to shed outmoded or irrelevant attitudes and structures.
Of course, you could fly around the world in record time, but it would be plain sailing with no obstacles to block your path.
Otherwise we should trust that the job will be plain sailing - and then get on and do it.
SERENA (above) and Venus Williams, pictured in doubles action at the All England Club, should book their places in the singles semi-finals today - but it may not be plain sailing for both of them, writes Adrian Humphries.
He thought it would all soon be plain sailing after he tracked down supplies at a tiny garage on Lewis.
But for all the doubts of Ian's wife, Julie, 47, about his challenge, he is pretty confident everything will be plain sailing.
Life should be plain sailing from here on in, but its not.