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clear sailing

Describing a situation that is free of obstacles or challenges, especially after obstacles or challenges have been overcome. We should be there soon—now that we're past the traffic jam, it should be clear sailing from here on out.
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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.
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clear sailing

mod. easy; easy going. It’ll be clear sailing from now on.
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TOMORROW'S TIPS KEMPTON: 12.55 Major Lawrence, 1.25 Foxtrot Bravo, 1.55 Playful Asset, 2.25 Fly By Nelly, 2.55 Tiddliwinks, 3.25 Tanley, 3.55 Bookiesindex Girl LINGFIELD: 12.35 Clear Sailing, 1.05 Lovers Causeway, 1.35 Prince Of Sorrento, 2.10 FATHSTA (NAP), 2.40 Beauchamp Viceroy, 3.10 Lord Fidelio, 3.40 Billie Jean DOUBLE: Fathsta and Beauchamp Viceroy
Like "Titanic" 12 years ago, "Avatar" has fairly clear sailing now that the holidays are over.
Today's top tips Y CYMRO Fakenham: 1.00 Pipers Legend, 1.30 Morestead, 2.00 Evening Sunset, 2.30 Busker Royal, 3.00 Satindra, 3.30 Stretch The Truth Folkestone: 12.40 Comprimario, 1.10 Aegean Dawn, 1.40 No Panic, 2.10 Lindy Lou, 2.40 William Bonney, 3.10 You Can Of Course, 3.40 Goodwill Phil Southwell: 12.20 Diamond Blade, 12.50 Taper Jean Girl, 1.20 SOLICITOR (NAP), 1.50 Thewinnatakesitall, 2.20 Clear Sailing, 2.50 Iron Out, 3.20 Guildenstern, 3.50 Beat The Shower ALAN KEYTE Solicitor (nap) 1.20 Southwell SOLICITOR can lay down the law at Southwell.
TOMORROW'S TOP TIPS FAKENHAM: 1.00 Pipers Legend, 1.30 Morestead, 2.00 Ashes Summer, 2.30 Cast Cada, 3.00 Satindra, 3.30 Stretch The Truth FOLKESTONE: 12.40 Comprimario, 1.10 Aegean Dawn, 1.40 Edgeover, 2.10 Lindy Lou, 2.40 William Bonney, 3.10 Hello My Lovely, 3.40 Eight Palms SOUTHWELL: 12.20 Diamond Blade, 12.50 Taper Jean Girl, 1.20 SOLICITOR (NAP), 1.50 Thewinnatakesitall, 2.20 Clear Sailing, 2.50 Iron Out, 3.20 Guildenstern, 3.50 Beat The Shower DOUBLE: Solicitor and Cast Cada
Hunie Kwon, who was DeNiro's most senior agent until the company folded, having started in 2002 when the firm launched, noted that "a manager [at DeNiro] gave a small talk and said it would be clear sailing to go work there."
But it is not all clear sailing in this environment.
"It's clear sailing for the most part." Gracey said the one cloud on the horizon is that the price of reinsurance has gone up, impacted by the overall losses in the insurance property and casualty business.
The first week of the rally, through the Greek Dodecanese Islands of the eastern Aegean, was hampered by light winds; the second week saw clear sailing with the prevailing westerly winds providing champagne conditions for the yachts along the Turkish coast.
McConnell said aside from some standard regulatory approvals, the project appears to have clear sailing ahead of it.
After that, unlike the Maine, it was clear sailing for me.
Not all is clear sailing, though, for Alimentos y Frutos and Duncan Fox's other properties.
It appears there is clear sailing for the next several months for paper stock markets.
No community worth its humanity will have clear sailing all the time.
Not that it's all clear sailing. Environmentalists want stricter laws regulating the cruise industry in Hawaii.
Ashton concedes that it will not be all clear sailing ahead.