smooth sailing

Idiom Definition

"smooth sailing"

smooth and easy, trouble-free progress with an activity or plan;

easy to do or achieve

Idiom Definition - smooth sailing


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - smooth sailing

Two businesswomen are talking ...

Freda: That was a huge effort we made to connect all the players and get them to sit down at the same table.

Barbara: Yes it was! It took us three months of solid work.

Freda: Everyone looked impressed by the proposal. I think they'll all sign the contract.

Barbara: With most of our work finished, it looks like smooth sailing for us.

Freda: I agree. We just need that contract signed.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - smooth sailing

Two sailors are talking about their journey ...

Juan: Wow, that sure was an awesome trip.

Marco: I'm not sure I really appreciated all the storms. It was a little frightening at times.

Juan: We can see our journey's end from here. The sun is shining and the seas are calm. Looks like smooth sailing now.

Marco: Thank goodness!

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smooth sailing - Gerund Form:

Smooth sailing is usually what we wish for.

smooth sailing - Examples:

1)  Hope the pregnancy is smooth sailing and everyone's happy and healthy!

2)  She makes the ramp-up to involvement in the JCP program look like smooth sailing, but she started out as inexperienced as anybody.

3)  Once that was figured out, it was smooth sailing.

4) Once I lost the fear of messing up that first turkey it has been smooth sailing. I love cooking and baking. 

5)  It certainly wasn't smooth sailing from there as the Braxton Hicks contractions started at about the same time.

6)  Many assume that just because Disney bought them, it would be smooth sailing, but clearly that's not the case.

7)  On the other hand, it has not been all smooth sailing for me. In one way it has been the worst year so far.

8)  So it's been pretty much smooth sailing and his approach to investing coupled with his intelligence has produced great results.

9)  My body was working hard. # Because everything had been smooth sailing, my doctor didn't see the need for a super early ultrasound.

10)  Everyone had a wonderful time at The Livingroom! Smooth sailing from beginning to end.

11)  I wish I could tell you that the past 18 years have been smooth sailing. I can not.

12)  Once that was figured out it was pretty smooth sailing.

13)  Please pray for smooth sailing and no issues at Bright Beginnings while I am gone.

14)  There was no issues in KC. It's been smooth sailing since the suspension for 100 games, which was 3 or 4 years now.

15)  Thankfully we had no traffic. It was smooth sailing and my first stop was to go pick up my doggy.

16)  In my experience, happiness has very little to do with toothy grins, smooth sailing or lots of money.

17)  The next 3 days were smooth sailing and everyone was feeling fine.

18)  I know that when all five of us get together it will not be smooth sailing.

19) The decisions we make for God don't always guarantee an easy path, or smooth sailing

20)  It was smooth sailing until the smoke detector went off.