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plain sailing

Nautical sailing in a body of water that is unobstructed; clear sailing
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It has not always been plain sailing for the couple, however.
It looked plain sailing when Boro doubled their advantage on 33 minutes with Williams powerfully heading home from Michael Love's corner.
It looked plain sailing for a rampant Clijsters as she raced into a set and 5-2 lead only for Wozniacki to launch an impressive fightback.
However, it was far from plain sailing for the favourite and as they turned for home he looked in trouble with long timeleader Qualypso D'Allier pressing on into a clear lead, prompting some in-running backers go in at a low of 1.
It's difficult to imagine what, if anything, can prompt discontent about such idyllic conditions, but these expats will make it clear that it hasn't all been plain sailing.
But the 25-year-old concedes his career has not been plain sailing after enduring the harsh realities part-time football with non-league Lewes in 2004 after his release from hometown club Brighton.
But was the date plain sailing or more of a choppy crossing?
It should be plain sailing for Xavs especially if Kevin Heywood maintains his good batting and bowling form but Vics will have been heartened by their first success last weekend.
If we had a dry week it would be plain sailing but it looks as if we're in for a spell of rain.
It looked plain sailing for The Knitters when Chukki Eribenne penalty and Andy Gooding gave the visitors a cosy interval lead but Neil Cartwright's red card for a professional foul midway through the second period was a turning point.
But it's not been plain sailing since the win, and last week's calamitous Old Firm home defeat compounded a rollercoaster season.
As you'd expect, it's not all plain sailing, with them ending up in all sorts of scrapes, and as race day looms Griff (pictured) soon realises that teaching the boys to sail is harder work than he expected.