sail through

sail through
If someone or something sails through a difficult situation or experience, they deal with it easily and successfully.

[V P n] While she sailed through her maths exams, he struggled...

[V P n] The agreement sailed through the French national assembly by 495 votes to 61. [Also V P]

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  • sail through — verb succeed at easily She sailed through her exams You will pass with flying colors She nailed her astrophysics course • Syn: ↑breeze through, ↑ace, ↑pass with flying colors, ↑sweep through, ↑nai …   Useful english dictionary

  • sail through — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms sail through : present tense I/you/we/they sail through he/she/it sails through present participle sailing through past tense sailed through past participle sailed through sail through something to do… …   English dictionary

  • sail through —    If you sail through something, for example a test or an exam, you succeed in doing it without difficulty.     The English test was no problem for Pedro. He sailed through it …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • sail through (to) —  Successfully complete or be approved with little or no difficulty.  ► “By understanding how the system works and avoiding some common missteps, investors can increase the odds that their accounts will sail through the transfer process smoothly.” …   American business jargon

  • sail through (something) — 1. to go quickly and smoothly through something. In the early evening light, we watched bats sail through the air, scooping up insects. 2. to easily succeed in something. The new voting machines sailed through their first election day test last… …   New idioms dictionary

  • sail through (something) — ˌsail ˈthrough (sth) derived to pass an exam, a test, etc. without any difficulty Main entry: ↑sailderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • sail through — she sailed through the exam Syn: succeed easily at, pass easily, romp through, walk through …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • sail through — informal succeed easily at (something, especially a test or examination). → sail …   English new terms dictionary

  • sail through — verb To pass or progress quickly and easily. Syn: breeze through …   Wiktionary

  • sail\ through — v. phr. To conclude easily and rapidly; finish something. The bright young man sailed through the bar exam in record time …   Словарь американских идиом

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