Definition of Clear sailing
1. Noun. Easy unobstructed progress. "After we solved that problem the rest was plain sailing"
Generic synonyms: Advance, Advancement, Forward Motion, Onward Motion, Procession, Progress, Progression
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Literary usage of Clear sailing
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1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Court of the United by William Powell Mason (1846)
"The word place makes the meaning of the legislature clear. Sailing from a place, &c. is made criminal. What is the wharf or dock in the harbor where the ..."
2. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1912)
"Then followed days upon days of clear sailing, broken now and then by a stop at Central American ports, sometimes for a few ..."
3. Captain Nathaniel Brown Palmer: An Old-time Sailor of the Sea by John Randolph Spears (1922)
"In making a passage, as from New York to Boston, the vessel usually had clear sailing until within ..."
4. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1857)
"... eighty miles would be found perfectly clear sailing, and the current slight; then would succeed, near the confluence of the ..."