without a hitch

Idiom Definition

"without a hitch"

without difficulty

Idiom Definition - without a hitch


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - without a hitch

Two executives are talking ...

Executive 1: How did your presentation go?

Executive 2:  Great.  The projector worked perfectly.  The meeting room was set up to my exact specifications.  The handouts were all in order.  I remembered all of my speech.  It all went really well.

Executive 1:  I'm so glad to hear that your presentation went off without a hitch.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - without a hitch

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Are you all ready for your adventure?

Friend 2:  I sure hope so. I've looked over the maps. I've checked my gear three times. The weather forecast looks great. It's a very dangerous river and I don't want anything to go wrong.

Friend 1:  I'm sure that everything will go off without a hitch.

Friend 2:  Thanks.

without a hitch - Usage:


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without a hitch - Gerund Form:

Presenting your project without a hitch is a good sign that it will be approved.

without a hitch - Examples:

1)  YouTube worked without a hitch, and other owners have reported that Adobe Flash installed just fine.

2)  The process went without a hitch nor even a hiccup. I have Android Market installed.

3)  The show went off without a hitch and Radiohead made no mention of the protest.

4)  However, even if Emily's plan goes off without a hitch, that doesn't mean that Mason won't mess with things first.

5)  The agreements didn't go over without a hitch. Organized labor forces opposed some of the specifics.

6)  The concert went off without a hitch. A grand time was had by all.

7)  Cunningham was almost giddy with relief that the design pulled together without a hitch.

8)  The show went off without a hitch, no broken strings or straps, no amp or pedal problems.

9)  It's done so perfectly that it goes off unnoticed and without a hitch.

10)  I ordered by phone. EVERYTHING went off without a hitch; everybody had a very good meal, the service was beyond okay.

11)  They pulled off the digital feat without a hitch, and got the Internet and Hip-Hop community buzzing.

12)  Revenues had ascended without a hitch from nothing in 1968 to $507.5 million in 1979. 

13)  To make it through the process without a hitch, it is important to begin early and pay close attention to detail.

14)  Y2K and went without a hitch and guess what? Every other previous doomsday failed to materialize also.

15)  The competition will eat her for breakfast and continue their day without a hitch, and she will tire from all the linear created resistance.

16)  Most excellent instructions. Worked without a hitch on phone 4 with OS5 and windows 7 pro.

17)  My mother ran around making sure the final touches went down without a hitch

18)  17 of us tried different games at various times and it worked without a hitch.

19)  The succession of the presidency went off without a hitch. The leadership of a large nation had passed from one person to another without trouble. 

20)  It went off without a hitch. We are wheels-down on Mars.