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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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IT was plain sailing for a group of city children at Edgbaston Reservoir.
IT was plain sailing for one Liver bird happy to be arriving home on a Royal Navy warship.
IT was plain sailing for Princess Anne yesterday during a visit to Carrickfergus Marina.
Hendry stole it on the black, and after that it was plain sailing.
Once we went 2-0 up I wouldn't say it was plain sailing, although we were relatively comfortable.