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She is smooth sailing on a well-paying job.


Is this grammatical? Why? I have never heard the expression, but I thought it sounded ok.

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No. Say eg She has smooth sailing in a well-paying job.

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The expression, "smooth sailing", is generally not used in connection with a job or other practical, everyday things. It's very metaphorical and is usually reserved for things like life and romance. For example:


It's all smooth sailing now in my life.

Our romance got off to a rocky start but it's now all smooth sailing.

paragonedIs this grammatical? Why?

Note: It is anomalous to ask why something is correct.

CJ