from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. With great ease and success: Things are going swimmingly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • adv. with no problems or difficulties


swimming +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)


  • 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.

    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

  • However, assuming all is going "swimmingly," I'm then able to turn my attention from performance management to results management.

  • The Sugababes newcomer has been dating Norwood for a few weeks, according to the Sunday Mirror, which also reports that the relationship is going "swimmingly".

    All - Digital Spy - Entertainment and Media News

  • As far as I was to know all fish would get along 'swimmingly'.

    Aquarium Supplies


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