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plain sailing

Nautical sailing in a body of water that is unobstructed; clear sailing
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Speakers at a high level conference on energy suggest that it's not all plain sailing for Cyprus' energy aspirations;
But the reality of being the proud owner of a Mirror dinghy was, well, anything but plain sailing. A gravel pit that was later to be carved in half by the new M25 motorway was all very well, but it was a long way from the glamour of Monaco.
But she's clearly much happier getting out and about on the waves with Brad, 41 - and it's all plain sailing now.
Sadly, the attempt was not plain sailing. Not only did the pair fail to meet the initial qualification time of five hours, but they got overtaken by a horse-and-rider act.
Darren Gowens ENTERTAINMENT: It was plain sailing for Rod Stewart when he took to the stage at Gateshead International Stadium 20 years ago.
It was not all plain sailing for the home side as they conceded almost as many penalties as points scored, allowing the visitors to keep in touch until the final quarter.
It has not all been plain sailing for Lambert as Villa only narrowly avoided relegation last season, which included a humiliating Capital One Cup semi-final defeat to Bradford and 8-0 hammering at Chelsea in the Barclays Premier League.
The 'Batman Begins' star shared a pic of Malraux's quote which said that "the real struggle begins when you have to contend against a part of your own self....upto that point, it's all plain sailing. Yet it's only from such inner conflicts that a real man emerges.
It's not all plain sailing, either, as driver Tristam is at pains to point out to management - he's annoyed at the amount of time he has to spend sleeping and eating in vans, while new recruit Wayne also struggles to deal with life on the road 200 miles away from his family.
FONTWELL: 5.30 Plain Sailing, 6.00 Hanga Roa, 6.30 Pure Anticipation, 7.00 Pistolet Noir, 7.30 Rudigreen, 8.00 Clarion Call.
NEWTON ABBOT 2.10 Plain Sailing 2.45 Ninfea 3.20 Akdam 3.55 Toubab 4.30 Darley Sun 5.05 Radharc Nahabhainn 5.40 Danandy.
HUDDERSFIELD Sea Cadets' latest challenge won't be all plain sailing.