swimmingly

[swim-ing-lee]
adverb
without difficulty; with great success; effortlessly: She passed the exam swimmingly.

Origin:
1615–25; swimming (in sense “progressing smoothly”) + -ly

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swimmingly (ˈswɪmɪŋlɪ)
 
adv
successfully, effortlessly, or well (esp in the phrase go swimmingly)

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swimmingly definition


  1. mod.
    quite nicely. : I'm having a fine time here. Everything is going along just swimmingly.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
It's still a bit of a nightmare for the widget-averse, but otherwise everything works swimmingly.
When things go swimmingly, few people seem to mind being run by benevolent autocrats.
Things go swimmingly until her husband buys the film rights and decides to turn it into a trashy movie.
Everyone is getting along swimmingly until a new character arrives and upsets the apple cart.
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