Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb With great ease and success.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an easy, gliding manner, as if swimming; smoothly; easily; without obstruction; with great success; prosperously.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an easy, gliding manner, as if swimming; smoothly; successfully; prosperously.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb informal In a very favorable manner; agreeably; without difficulty; successfully.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb with no problems or difficulties

Etymologies

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swimming +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Things are already so rancorous between the Tories and the Lib Dems -- despite public protestations that talks are going "swimmingly" -- that it would be little surprise if we had a second general election within months.

    The Forever Prime Minister

  • Things are already so rancorous between the Tories and the Lib Dems -- despite public protestations that talks are going "swimmingly" -- that it would be little surprise if we had a second general election within months.

    The Forever Prime Minister

  • Things are already so rancorous between the Tories and the Lib Dems -- despite public protestations that talks are going "swimmingly" -- that it would be little surprise if we had a second general election within months.

    The Forever Prime Minister

  • No new love, but the same old love is going swimmingly, which is just as good.

    Year end meme (What if No One's Watching?)

  • No new love, but the same old love is going swimmingly, which is just as good.

    What if No One's Watching?: January 2008 Archives

  • "If things go swimmingly, which is always my hope, then that cost would be lessened by a large amount," he remarked.

    Fort Frances Times Online -

  • 2007: No new love, but the same old love is going swimmingly, which is just as good.

    Year End Meme (What if No One's Watching?)

  • I guess as long as it's raining outside Frank's window everything is just "swimmingly" wonderful.

    It's always better in Princess Rainbow Sparkle Pony Land.

  • President Elect Obama tells us after over five years and thousands of mistakes and lies, the occupation of Iraq is going so "swimmingly" (the "surge" worked myth) that we can afford to send troops from there to the new righteous war, Afghanistan.

    Warfare Reform

  • I pick up the van, drive back to work and the rest of the day goes swimmingly, meaning ... goes fine.

    unclebob Diary Entry

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    August 16, 2008

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    August 16, 2008