Navigation. sailing on waters that are free of hazards or obstructions.
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an easy and unobstructed way, course, or plan:
As an heir to a large fortune, he looked forward to financial plain sailing.
(informal) smooth or easy progress
(nautical) sailing in a body of water that is unobstructed; clear sailing Compare plane sailing
Easy going; straightforward, unobstructed progress. For example, The first few months were difficult, but I think it’s plain sailing from here on. Alluding to navigating waters free of hazards, such as rocks or other obstructions, this term was transferred to other activities in the early 1800s.


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