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plain sailingeasy progressRate it:

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a plain janeeasy-going, unobtrusive, soft spoken, communicative.Rate it:

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in plain vieweasily seen, very visible.Rate it:

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plain as a pikestaffExtremely clear and plain to see.Rate it:

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plain as the nose on one's faceExtremely clear and plain to see.Rate it:

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smooth sailingEasy going, an unbumpy ride into the future.Rate it:

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smooth sailingUsed to describe an activity that is not encountering any problems.Rate it:

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smooth sailingUsed to describe having sex without a condom.Rate it:

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under the rugSuch as to be hidden from plain view (and thus easily ignored or overlooked).Rate it:

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come aboutTo tack; to change tack; to maneuver the bow of a sailing vessel across the wind so that the wind changes from one side of the vessel to the other; to position a boat with respect to the wind after tacking.Rate it:

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bog standardEspecially plain, ordinary, or unremarkable; having no special, excess or unusual features; plain vanilla.Rate it:

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bridgeAn elevated platform above the upper deck of a mechanically propelled ship from which it is navigated and from which all activities on deck can be seen and controlled by the captain, etc; smaller ships have a wheelhouse, and sailing ships were controlled from a quarterdeck.Rate it:

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come toTo stop a sailing vessel, especially by turning into the wind. See also come about.Rate it:

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Flying DutchmanA Dutch-flagged clipper that is very fast sailing, and never makes it to port, seen on the high seas, where upon being hailed, occupants request information on persons long dead, or leave messages for said people. It is considered bad luck to meet said ship.Rate it:

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in front of one's nosePlain; clearly apparent; obvious.Rate it:

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pure and simplePlain and unadorned.Rate it:

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short on looksPlain, unattractive.Rate it:

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under the carpetSuch as to be hidden from plain view (and thus easily ignored or overlooked).Rate it:

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when it's at homePlainly; in plain English; when it comes down to it; at it's most basic level.Rate it:

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