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Smoothly and satisfactorily.‘things are going swimmingly’
smoothly, easily, effortlessly, very well, like clockwork, without a hitch, with no trouble, without difficulty, as planned, to planwellView synonyms
- ‘He'll no doubt get along swimmingly with his new boss.’
- ‘All went swimmingly until I decided to alter my templates.’
- ‘All seemed to be going swimmingly - the satellite signal was nice and strong, the ISDN line connected with no problem, we were ready to broadcast.’
- ‘The conversation had not been going swimmingly, and I'll take part of the blame for the chilly turn.’
- ‘And apart from that, I said, it went swimmingly.’
- ‘All was going swimmingly well - and then the record company dropped them after spending a small fortune making demos.’
- ‘That said, work is moving along swimmingly, and, for the most part, I had a fine weekend.’
- ‘September, October, November and the first half of December all went swimmingly well.’
- ‘The trip is going swimmingly well so far, I must say.’
- ‘All went swimmingly until her co-star broke his knee playing volleyball.’
- ‘On Friday I finally got my network changed on my mobile. Apparently, it ‘normally goes swimmingly.’’
- ‘The relationship went swimmingly for seven months.’
- ‘This time, however, the journey goes swimmingly.’
- ‘Everything was going swimmingly - and then people started dying.’
- ‘Now they're getting along swimmingly, if you will.’
- ‘Everything was going swimmingly for the challenger until scandal erupted.’
- ‘The whole plan went swimmingly for the entire school year.’
- ‘Things were going swimmingly, I thought, until I collapsed from sheer mental and physical exhaustion.’
- ‘I met with him this morning and at length we discussed that things have not been going swimmingly.’
- ‘It's assumed that all required paperwork was processed swimmingly.’
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