Clear sailing



noun phrase

Easy and unimpeded progress; easy going: After a rough couple of months it was clear sailing (1850s+)

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    Obtain approval or permission. For example, Before you proceed, you’ll have to clear it with the main office. [ Mid-1900s ]



  • Clechy

    adj. also cleche, “pierced through with a figure of the same kind,” from French cléché (17c.), from Latin *clavicatus “key-holed,” or clavicella “little key,” from clavis “key” (see slot (n.2)).

  • Cleidal

    cleidal clei·dal or cli·dal (klīd’l) adj. Relating to the clavicle.



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