royal road (to something)

royal road (to something)

A particularly smooth, easy, or trouble-free journey or development (to some status, position, or result). Each year, people flock to Hollywood hoping to find the royal road to fame and fortune. His family's wealth and status put him on the royal road to success from the moment he was born.
See also: road, royal

the royal road

A way or method that presents no difficulties: the royal road to success.
See also: road, royal
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