Navigation. sailing on waters that are free of hazards or obstructions.
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.
[pleyn-saw] /ˈpleɪnˌsɔ/ verb (used with object), plain-sawed, plain-sawed or plain-sawn, plain-sawing. 1. to reduce (a squared log) to boards with evenly spaced parallel cuts; bastard-saw.
noun 1. a large, destructive short-horned grasshopper, Brachystola magna, of the western U.S., marked by pinkish hind wings.
noun 1. a member of any of the American Indian tribes, as those of the Algonquian, Athabascan, Caddoan, Kiowa, Siouan, or Uto-Aztecan linguistic families, that formerly inhabited the Great Plains. All were more or less nomadic, following the buffalo, and were often in touch with one another so that the development among them of common […]
[pleynz-muh n] /ˈpleɪnz mən/ noun, plural plainsmen. 1. an inhabitant of the . /ˈpleɪnzmən/ noun (pl) -men 1. a person who lives in a plains region, esp in the Great Plains of North America n. 1858, from plains + man (n.).