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swimmingly

[ swim-ing-lee ]
/ ˈswɪm ɪŋ li /
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adverb

without difficulty; with great success; effortlessly: She passed the exam swimmingly.

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Origin of swimmingly

1615–25; swimming (in sense “progressing smoothly”) + -ly
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British Dictionary definitions for swimmingly

swimmingly
/ (ˈswɪmɪŋlɪ) /

adverb

successfully, effortlessly, or well (esp in the phrase go swimmingly)
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