Plain-sailing

plain sailing

noun
1.
Navigation. sailing on waters that are free of hazards or obstructions. Compare plane sailing.
2.
an easy and unobstructed way, course, or plan: As an heir to a large fortune, he looked forward to financial plain sailing.

Origin:
1800–10

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To plain-sailing
Collins
World English Dictionary
plain sailing
 
n
1.  informal smooth or easy progress
2.  nautical Compare plane sailing sailing in a body of water that is unobstructed; clear sailing

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature