Smooth Sailing - Idiom

Video Overview

The idiom ‘smooth sailing' means ‘something will progress easy going forward'. The video explains the meaning of the idiom ‘smooth sailing' in English. We explain how to use it with some easy examples for Social and Business English.

Video Analysis

The smooth in this idiom alludes to calm waters, free from big waves or roughness, which in terms of sailing, means things will be easy from here on out as the waters are calm. This idiom is highly common in professional environments, but can also be heard often in social situations.

Further Examples:

  1. The couple had a rocky start, but now they’re head over heels for each other. Their relationship is smooth sailing.

  2. They beat the hardest team in the cup, so it’s smooth sailing from here on out!

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